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"Must Be Santa" is a Christmas song written by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks and first released in November 1960 by Mitch Miller on Columbia 41814 (45 rpm). A cover version by Tommy Steele reached Number 40 on the UK Singles Chart in the same year.

Raffi sings this song on his Singable Songs for the Very Young album and his Christmas album.


Lyrics[]

Who has a beard that's long and white?
Santa has a beard that's long and white.
Who comes around on a special night?
Santa comes around on a special night.
Special night, beard that's white...
Must be Santa, must be Santa,
Must be Santa, Santa Claus.

Who's got boots and a suit of red?
Santa's got boots and a suit of red.
Who wears a long cap on his head?
Santa wears a long cap on his head.
Cap on head, suit that's red,
Special night, beard that's white...
Must be Santa, must be Santa,
Must be Santa, Santa Claus.

Who has a great big cherry nose?
Santa has a great big cherry nose.
Who laughs this way, "Ho, ho, ho?”
Santa laughs this way, "Ho, ho, ho.”
“Ho, ho, ho,” cherry nose,
Cap on head, suit that's red,
Special night, beard that's white...
Must be Santa, must be Santa,
Must be Santa, Santa Claus.

Who very soon will come our way?
Santa very soon will come our way.
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh?
Santa's little reindeer pull his sleigh.
Reindeer sleigh, come our way,
“Ho, ho, ho,” cherry nose,
Cap on head, suit that's red,
Special night, beard that's white...
Must be Santa, must be Santa,
Must be Santa, Santa Claus.

Song Credits[]

Written by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks, published by Hollis Music, Inc. (Administered by Intuitive Music (BMI)/Woodwyn Music Company (ASCAP).

Musicians[]

Singable Songs for the Very Young[]

Raffi's Christmas Album[]

Trivia[]

  • Since both versions of the song are in G major, the 1976 version fades out, whereas the 1983 version does not.
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