Jolly old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way.
Don't you tell a single soul what I'm gonna say:
Christmas Eve is coming soon; now, you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring to me; tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve and night sounds asleep
Down the chimney, broad and black, with your pack you'll creep
All the stockings you will find hanging in a row
Mine will be the shortest one, you'll be sure to know.

Jolly wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled.
Nellie wants a picture book, yellow, blue, and red.
Now I think I'll leave to you what to give the rest
But, give Little Billy a drum this year - drum this year,

īCause thatīs what he likes best!

Come, they told me (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

A new-born King to see (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

Our finest gifts we bring (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

To lay before the King (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam

ram-pam-pam-pam, ram-pam-pam-pam)

So to honor Him (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

When we come.


Baby Jesu (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

I am a poor boy, too (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

I have no gift to bring (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

That's fit to give our King 

(pa-ram-pam-pam-pam-ram-pam-pam-pam, ram-pam-pam-pam)

Shall I play for you (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

On my drum?


Mary nodded (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

The ox and lamb kept time (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

I played my drum for Him (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

I played my best for Him

 (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam-ram-pam-pam-pam, ram-pam-pam-pam)

Then, He smiled at me (pa-ram-pam-pam-pam)

Me and my drum…