SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Original Harry Reser And His Orchestra version


I just came back from a lovely trip along the Milky Way
I stopped off at the North Pole to spend a holiday
I called on dear old Santa Claus to see what I could see
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 coming to town

He's making a list and checking it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're a wake
He knows if you've been good or bad so be good for goodness sake

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

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


Info

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN is a song written by Joe Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie and the earliest known recorded version of the song was by Harry Reser And His Orchestra whose released it as a single in 1934. Their version features Tom Stacks on vocals. The above lyrics are for the original Harry Reser And His Orchestra version of SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN as released in 1934.

Harry Reser And His Orchestra -- "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / Jingle Bells"
Harry Reser And His Orchestra -- "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / Jingle Bells"

10" single - Decca (264) - USA, 1934

A1- SANTA CLAUSE IS COMIN' TO TOWN
B1- JUNGLE BELLS

Bruce Springsteen's version

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN became a signature for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band who have been regularly performing the song live in concert since 1973, mostly around the months of November and December. Their officially released live 12 Dec 1975 version of the song and has become one of the most popular versions of this Christmas standard.

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]

Page last updated: 21 Dec 2015