GARY GRAY
"The Day Santa Turned Plumb Mean" (version #2)



They put him in a rocket sleigh dressed in yellow and green

said kids are tired of red and white the old fashioned scenes

they took away his purity,left him without a thing

no one saw it coming the day Santa turned plumb mean



(chorus)

Ohh ,they took away the jolly from jolly 'ol saint nick

left him without his holly or peppermint sticks

now they're taking away traditions cent-ur-ies old.....

next they'll want the sleigh bells and kissin mistletoe



They fired all his tiny elves said they wouldn't be a part

didn't give them the reason that they were way too short

now they've hired mariachis dressed in velvet green

just another reason the day Santa turned plumb mean



(chorus)

Ohh they took away the jolly from jolly 'ol saint nick

left him without his holly or peppermint sticks

they're taking away traditions cent-ur-ies old.......

even took his 12 reindeer and his vibrant Ho, Ho, Ho



****unhappy music breaks*******



They wanted to move his office from the frozen north pole

said he needed something closer that they could control

they made lots of suggestions from Sante Fe to Rosine

just another reason the day Santa turned plumb mean



(chorus)

Ohh, they took away the jolly from jolly 'ol saint nick

left him without his holly or peppermint sticks

now they're taking away traditions cent-ur-ies old.....

next they'll be boxing up cans of fake snow


He's rejected changing colors and making him lose weight

hated the rocket sleigh bit and hiding of his age

but when they wanted his reindeer that was the final straw

it not only made him plumb mean but drove him up the wall



They made him shave his long white beard had him dye his hair

even got him doin commercials for a brand of underwear

he was told to lose the belly fat to get trim and proper lean

the once known jolly man has been drove to extreme



(chorus)

Ohh, they took away the jolly from jolly 'ol saint nick

left him without holly or peppermint sticks

they're taking away traditions cent-ur-ies old.....

why they're doing this to him nobody knows

they caused a worldly ruckus in the name of the almighty buck

watch out Easter bunny you could be next to be struck

(2x at end)



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