"Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"

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We kick off the holiday season with a novelty Christmas song by William Hardy and Billy Moore. It was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1960, then languished in obscurity until it was rereleased on Verve's Yule Be Miserable compilation about ten years ago. "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney" is a fun, funny song that deserves to be remembered at Christmastime.

Listen to an excerpt from "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"

Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney,
Stuck in my chimney, stuck in my chimney
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
When he came last year.

Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney,
Stuck in my chimney, stuck in my chimney
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
He won't come back, I fear.

There he was in middle of the chimney
Roly-poly, fat and round
There he was in middle of the chimney
Not quite up and not quite down

Santa please come back to my chimney
Back to my chimney.
Santa please come back to my chimney
You can come back here.

Cause daddy made a brand new chimney
Just for you this year.

Oh Ella is a little girl who's trying to be good
Yet I find that things don't always turn out as they should.
Why just last Christmas Eve she waited up for Santa to drop by
But I nearly missed him, and here's the reason why.

Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney,
Stuck in my chimney, stuck in my chimney
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
When he came last year.

Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney,
Stuck in my chimney, stuck in my chimney
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
He won't come back, I fear.

There he was in middle of the chimney
Roly-poly, fat and round
There he was in middle of the chimney
Not quite up and not quite down

Santa please come back to my chimney
Back to my chimney.
Santa please come back to my chimney
You can come back here.

Cause daddy made a brand new chimney
Just for you this year.

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