From the recording Santa's Rockin' Band

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. It is paired with "Denny the Dino" to form the KID'S CORNER on the LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE album to be released in January 2008.

Lyrics

 
Let me tell you the true story of how rock n’ roll beganWay back in 1950 before it swept the landIt was Christmas Eve and all was still when I heard a faint soundIt came from way up north it was a band really gettin’ down Rudolph was the drummer Santa clapped his handsThe elves sang loud while they played guitar it was a rockin’ Christmas bandFrosty was the bassman played so hot he melts his handsMrs. Claus on the tambourine they were Santa’s Rockin’ Band Santa Claus decided it was time to spread some funSo he hitched up all the reindeer for one more special runHe filled the stockings of Chuck and Buddy and little Elvis tooWith rock n’ roll from the North Pole they’d know what to do Rudolph was the drummer Santa clapped his handsThe elves sang loud while they played guitar it was a rockin’ Christmas bandFrosty was the bassman played so hot he melts his handsMrs. Claus on the tambourine they were Santa’s Rockin’ Band Rock n’ roll may change but Santa’s band remainsAnd every Christmas Eve they still rock hardSo hard‘Cause they believe in Christmas Eve Rudolph was the drummer Santa clapped his handsThe elves sang loud while they played guitar it was a rockin’ Christmas bandFrosty was the bassman played so hot he melts his handsMrs. Claus on the tambourine they were Santa’s Rockin’ Band