Santa's Rockin' Band

03:24
Rich Chambers
Words and Music: Rich Chambers

Story

I wrote this song in 1994 while I was on a 40 minute jog. I started humming the chorus in the first kilometre of the run, and by the end of the 40 minutes, I had the chorus, verses, and all the lyrics in my head. It is pretty cool when songs come like this one did (I am still not sure why the heck I was thinking about Christmas songs during that particular jog -- it happened to be mid July). This version is a remake of the original 1994 version. I have always felt I could do the song better. I changed the key and sped it up from the original.

Lyrics

 

Let me tell you the true story of how rock n’ roll began
Way back in 1950 before it swept the land
It was Christmas Eve and all was still when I heard a faint sound
It came from way up north it was a band really gettin’ down
 
Rudolph was the drummer Santa clapped his hands
The elves sang loud while they played guitar it was a rockin’ Christmas band
Frosty was the bassman played so hot he melts his hands
Mrs. Claus on the tambourine they were Santa’s Rockin’ Band
 
Santa Claus decided it was time to spread some fun
So he hitched up all the reindeer for one more special run
He filled the stockings of Chuck and Buddy and little Elvis too
With rock n’ roll from the North Pole they’d know what to do
 
Rudolph was the drummer Santa clapped his hands
The elves sang loud while they played guitar it was a rockin’ Christmas band
Frosty was the bassman played so hot he melts his hands
Mrs. Claus on the tambourine they were Santa’s Rockin’ Band
 
Rock n’ roll may change but Santa’s band remains
And every Christmas Eve they still rock hard
So hard
‘Cause they believe in Christmas Eve
 
Rudolph was the drummer Santa clapped his hands
The elves sang loud while they played guitar it was a rockin’ Christmas band
Frosty was the bassman played so hot he melts his hands
Mrs. Claus on the tambourine they were Santa’s Rockin’ Band