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GUEST,Kelly Lyr Req: I'll Telephone to Santa Claus (58* d) RE: Lyr Req: Telephone and Tell Old Mr. Santa Claus 22 Jan 07

Was pleased to see that so many are familiar with this song but I have yet to find origins of it also... My 93 year old grandmother used to sing it to my mother, my mother then to me and I have been singing it to my children. Not convinced I have the words or lyrics 100% correct but this is how we sing it in our family...

Once upon a time there was a story told
In fairyland lived a man very old
Good little children he loves most dear
and he still comes to see them once every year
Pack on his back he will bring you toys
Dolls for the girls and drums for the boys
Big teddy bears too and dogs that bark
and all other animals from Noah's ark

Listen my children, if you're very good
And do as I ask you, as little ones should

I'll telephone and tell Mr Santa Claus
You want him to call tonight
He will come to see you while you're quietly sleeping
Through the bedroom he'll come softly creeping
Hang up all your stockings on the bedpost children
Blow out your candle light
Jump into bed, cover up your head
and blow a kiss, goodnight!

PS. My grandmother is an immigrant from Italy (coming out to Australia as a teenager) so not sure where or when she learnt the song... she has dementia so can't seem to find out more... but I will try to ask again soon.

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