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"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" - Norm Lewis and APO

Tony Award Nominee Norm Lewis and the American Pops Orchestra perform Ella Fitzgerald’s take on the holiday classic, "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town."

AIRED: December 15, 2020 | 0:02:31
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("Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town").

♪ NORM: I just came back

♪ from a lovely trip along

♪ the Milky Way.

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Doot, doot, doo, doo, doot. ♪

♪ NORM: I stopped off at the

♪ North Pole to spend a holiday. ♪

♪ I called on dear old Santa Claus to see what ♪

♪ I could see...

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Doot, doot, doo, doo, doot. ♪

♪ NORM: He took me to his workshop and told his ♪

♪ plans to me.

♪ So, you better watch out.

♪ You better not cry.

♪ You better not pout.

♪ I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is comin' to town! ♪

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Look out, I'm tell'in you! ♪

♪ NORM: He's making a list and checking it twice. ♪

♪ He's gonna find out who's naughty and nice. ♪

♪ Santa Claus is comin' to town. ♪

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Look out, he's watching. ♪

♪ NORM: He sees you when you're sleepin'. ♪

♪ He knows when you're awake.

♪ He knows if you've been bad or good. ♪

♪ So be good for goodness sake. ♪

♪ Oh!

♪ You better watch out, you better not cry. ♪

♪ You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why, ♪

♪ Santa Claus is comin' to town! ♪

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: With little tin horns and ♪

♪ little toy drums and rooty toot toots ♪

♪ and rummy tum tums.

♪ NORM: Santa Claus is comin' to town! ♪

♪ Look at that crazy red suit!

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Curly haired dolls that cuddle and coo, ♪

♪ and elephant boats and kiddy cars, too! ♪

♪ NORM: Santa Claus is comin' to town! ♪

♪ Ride, ride, red, ride! ♪

♪ He sees you when you're sleepin', ♪

♪ He knows when you're awake,

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo. ♪

♪ NORM: He knows if you've been bad or good. ♪

♪ So be good for goodness sake. ♪

♪ Oh! You better watch out.

♪ Ya better not cry.

♪ Ya better not pout, I'm tellin' you why. ♪

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Oh Santa

♪ NORM: Is coming to town

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Oh Santa!

♪ NORM: Get rid of that frown 'cause Santa Claus is ♪

♪ comin' to town!

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Look out, I'm tellin' you why! ♪

♪ NORM: It's in the bag! ♪

(applause).


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