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"Kidnap the Sandy Claws" is one of the original songs written for the 1993 Christmas/Halloween movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is sung as Lock, Shock, and Barrel formulate a plan to capture Santa Claus.


Lock, Shock, and Barrel: Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws?
Lock: I wanna do it
Barrel: Let's draw straws

Shock: Jack said we should work together
Barrel: Three of a kind
Lock: Birds of a feather
Shock: Now and forever

All: Wheeee
La, la, la, la, la

Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Lock him up real tight
Throw away the key and then
Turn off all the lights

Shock: First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate

Lock: Wait! I've got a better plan
To catch this big red lobster man
Let's pop him in a boiling pot
And when he's done we'll butter him up

All: Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Throw him in a box
Bury him for ninety years
Then see if he talks

Shock: Then Mr. Oogie Boogie man
Lock & Shock: Can take the whole thing over then
He'll be so pleased, I do declare
All: That he will cook him rare


Lock: I say that we take a cannon
Aim it at his door and then
Knock three times and when he anwers
Sandy Claws will be no more

Shock: You're so stupid, think now
If we blow him up into smithereens
We may lose some pieces
Lock & Shock: And the Jack will beat us black & green

All: Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Tie him in a bag
Throw him in the ocean
Then see if he is sad

Lock & Shock: Because Mr. Oogie Boogie
is the meanest guy around
If I were on his Boogie list
I'd get out of town

Barrel: He'll be so pleased by our success
Lock: That he'll reward us too, I bet

Lock & Barrel: Perhaps he'll make
his special brew

All: Of snake and spider stew

We're his little henchmen
And we take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side

Shock: I wish my cohorts weren't so dumb

Barrel: I'm not the dumb one
Lock: You're no fun
Shock: Shut up!
Lock: Make me

Shock: I've got something, listen now

This one is real good, you'll see
We'll send a present to his door
Upon there'll be a note to read
Now, in the box we'll wait and hide
Until his curiousity

All: Entices him to look inside
And then we'll have him
One, two, three

Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Beat him with a stick
Lock him for ninety years
See what makes him tick

Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Chop him into bits
Mr. Oogie Boogie is sure
to get his kicks

Kidnap the Sandy Claws
See what we will see
Lock him in a cage and
then throw away the key