SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Live 19 Dec 2015 version


[Spoken intro (Amy Poehler):] Thanks you to Maya Rudolph, thanks to the cast and crew.
[Spoken intro (Tina Fey):] And thanks Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Let's hear them once again.
[Spoken intro (Amy Poehler):] Whoa!


You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming – let me hear you!
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Hey!

He's making a list, he's checking it twice
Gonna find out whose naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Jake!

[Jake Clemons sax solo]

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So you better be good for goodness sake
[Kenan Thompson:] You better be good for goodness sake

You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

Alright, happy holidays everybody!
Merry Christmas, New York!
Have you been good?
Tina, you've been good?
[Tina Fey:] Yes
And Amy?
[Amy Poehler:] Yes!
Maya?
[Maya Rudolph:] Yes!
And Paul?
[Paul McCartney:] I've been good
Help me on

Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Come on!
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 19 Dec 2015 performance of SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, during a TV appearance on Saturday Night Live. The song was played in its E Street Band arrangement, with Sir Paul McCartney, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and the full Saturday Night Live cast (and some of the crew) joining the band on stage.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN on the 19 Dec 2015 episode of Saturday Night Live
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performing SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN on the 19 Dec 2015 episode of Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is a late-night live television sketch comedy and variety TV show that airs on NBC. The show is filmed in Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY. The 19 Dec 2015 episode was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were musical guests. The band included Soozie Tyrell and Jake Clemons, but no horn section or singers. They performed MEET ME IN THE CITY, THE TIES THAT BIND, and SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN.

Available Versions

List of available versions of SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN on this website:

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN [Live 12 Dec 1975 version]
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN [Live 18 May 2014 version]
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN [Live 19 Dec 2015 version]
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN [Original Harry Reser And His Orchestra version]

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