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[[We Are Santa's Elves]] is a song from the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, [[Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rankin/Bass)|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]].
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{{Song
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|image=Song-WeAreSantasElves.jpg
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|writer={{w|Johnny Marks}}
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|date=1964
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|publisher=St. Nicholas Music}}
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[[File:Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer- "We are Santa's Elfs"|thumb|250px]]
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"'''{{PAGENAME}}'''" is a song written for the [[Rankin/Bass]] Christmas television special ''[[Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Rankin/Bass)|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer]]''. It is sung by [[elves|the elves]] for [[Santa Claus]], who utterly hates it, while [[Mrs. Claus]] enjoys it.
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In later rebroadcasts of the special on CBS, the song was trimmed to cut out the instrumental bridge and most of the lyrics following it (the song is unedited in Freeform's broadcasts of the special). At some point in the 1970s, the sequence featuring the song was cut entirely before being reinstated a few years later.<ref>[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/misfit28.html Platypus Comix's article about the special's 1979 broadcast]</ref>
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho -- We are Santa's elves!<br><br>
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:'''Note:''' Lines highlighted in {{Color|red|red text}} indicate lines cut from CBS' later broadcasts.
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<poem>
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Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
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We are Santa's elves!
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We are Santa's elves
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Filling Santa's shelves
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With a toy for each girl and boy
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Oh, we are Santa's elves!
   
We are Santa's elves<br>
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We work hard all day
Building Santa's shelves<br>
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But our work is play
With a toy for each girl and boy<br>
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Dolls we try out
Oh, We are Santa's elves!<br><br>
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See if they cry out
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We are Santa's elves!
   
We work hard all day<br>
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We've a special job each year
But our work is play<br>
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We don't like to brag
Dolls we try out<br>
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Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag
See if they cry out<br>
 
We are Santa's elves!<br><br>
 
   
We've a special job each year<br>
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Santa knows who's good
We don't like to brag<br>
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Do the things you should
Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag<br><br>
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And we bet you, he won't forget you
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We are Santa's elves!
   
Santa knows who's good<br>
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{{Color|red|''[Instrumental bridge]''
Do the things you should<br>
 
And we bet you, he won't forget you<br>
 
We are Santa's elves!<br><br>
 
   
We've a special job each year<br>
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We've a special job each year
We don't like to brag<br>
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We don't like to brag
Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag<br><br>
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Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag
   
Santa knows who's good<br>
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Santa knows who's good
Do the things you should<br>
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Do the things you should
And we bet you, he won't forget you<br>
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And we bet you, he won't forget you
We are Santa's elves!<br><br>
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We are Santa's elves!}}
   
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho<br>
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Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
We are Santa's elves!<br>
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We are Santa's elves!
Ho HO! <br>
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Ho HO!
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</poem>
   
{{rankinbass}}
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==References==
[[Category:Songs]]
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{{Reflist}}
[[Category:Rankin/Bass]]
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[[Category:Rankin/Bass songs]]

Latest revision as of 00:46, January 24, 2020

Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer- "We are Santa's Elfs"

Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer- "We are Santa's Elfs"

"We Are Santa's Elves" is a song written for the Rankin/Bass Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is sung by the elves for Santa Claus, who utterly hates it, while Mrs. Claus enjoys it.

In later rebroadcasts of the special on CBS, the song was trimmed to cut out the instrumental bridge and most of the lyrics following it (the song is unedited in Freeform's broadcasts of the special). At some point in the 1970s, the sequence featuring the song was cut entirely before being reinstated a few years later.[1]

LyricsEdit

Note: Lines highlighted in red text indicate lines cut from CBS' later broadcasts.

Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
We are Santa's elves!

We are Santa's elves
Filling Santa's shelves
With a toy for each girl and boy
Oh, we are Santa's elves!

We work hard all day
But our work is play
Dolls we try out
See if they cry out
We are Santa's elves!

We've a special job each year
We don't like to brag
Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag

Santa knows who's good
Do the things you should
And we bet you, he won't forget you
We are Santa's elves!

[Instrumental bridge]

We've a special job each year
We don't like to brag
Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag

Santa knows who's good
Do the things you should
And we bet you, he won't forget you
We are Santa's elves!


Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
We are Santa's elves!
Ho HO!

ReferencesEdit

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