Father Christmas    (video)

 

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1.     When I was small I believed in Santa Claus,

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    though I knew it was my dad,

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    and I would hang up my stocking at Christmas,

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    open my presents and I'd be glad.

 

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    But the last time I played Father Christmas,

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    I stood outside a department store.

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    A gang of kids came over and mugged me,

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    they knocked my reindeer to the floor, and said :

 

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Father Christmas, give us some money,

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    don't mess  a-round with those       silly toys !

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We'll beat you up, if you don't hand it over,

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    we want your bread, so don't make us annoyed.

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Give all the toys        to the little rich boys !

 

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2.   Don't give my brother a Steve Austin outfit,

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    don't give my sister a cuddly toy.

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    We don't want a jigsaw or monopoly money,

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    we only want the real McCoy !

 

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Father Christmas give us the money,

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    we'll beat you up if you make us annoyed !

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Father Christmas give us some money,

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    don't mess around with those       silly toys !

 

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+       But give my daddy a job 'cos he needs one,

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    he's got lots of mouths to feed !

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    And if you've got one, I'll have a machine gun,

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    so I can scare all the kids on the street.

 

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Father Christmas, give us some money,

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    we’ve got no time for your       silly toys !

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We'll beat you up, if you don't hand it over,

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    we want your bread, so don't make us annoyed.

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Give all the toys        to the little rich boys !

 

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+     Have yourself a merry, merry Christmas,

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    have yourself a good time !

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    But remember the kids who got nothing,

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    while you're drinking down your wine !

 

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Father Christmas give us some money,

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    we've got no time for your       silly toys !

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Father Christmas, please, hand it over,

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    we'll beat you up, so don't make us annoyed !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Father Christmas, give us some money,

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    don't mess  a-round with those        silly toys !

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We'll beat you up, if you don't hand it over,

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    we want your bread, so don't make us annoyed.

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Give all the toys       to the little rich boys !

 

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    (The Kinks)