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{{Song|image=Song-WeAreSantasElves.jpg|writer=[[wikipedia:Johnny Marks|Johnny Marks]]|composer=|lyricist=|date=1964|publisher=|specials=[[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}}
 
[[File:Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer- "We are Santa's Elfs"|thumb|250px]]
 
[[File:Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer- "We are Santa's Elfs"|thumb|250px]]
"'''We Are Santa's Elves'''" 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 [[:Category:Santa Claus's elves|the elves]] for [[Santa Claus]], who utterly hates it, while [[Mrs. Claus]] enjoys it.
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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.
   
In later rebroadcasts of the special (as well as the video releases by Family Home Entertainment), the song was trimmed to cut out the instrumental bridge and most of the lyrics following it. 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>
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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==
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:'''Note:''' Lines highlighted in {{Color|red|red text}} indicate lines cut from CBS' later broadcasts.
   
=== Original version ===
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<poem>
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho<br />
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Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
We are Santa's elves!
   
We are Santa's elves<br />
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We are Santa's elves
Filling Santa's shelves<br />
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Filling Santa's shelves
With a toy for each girl and boy<br />
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With a toy for each girl and boy
 
Oh, we are Santa's elves!
 
Oh, we are Santa's elves!
   
We work hard all day<br />
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We work hard all day
But our work is play<br />
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But our work is play
Dolls we try out<br />
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Dolls we try out
See if they cry out<br />
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See if they cry out
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
We are Santa's elves!
   
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
 
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!
 
We are Santa's elves!
   
''[Instrumental bridge]''
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{{Color|red|''[Instrumental bridge]''
   
''[Repeat fourth and fifth verses]''
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We've a special job each year
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We don't like to brag
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Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag
   
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho<br />
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Santa knows who's good
We are Santa's elves!<br />
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Do the things you should
Ho HO!
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And we bet you, he won't forget you
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We are Santa's elves!}}
   
=== Short version (used on later rebroadcasts and Family Home Entertainment releases of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)===
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Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho<br />
 
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
We are Santa's elves<br />
 
Filling Santa's shelves<br />
 
With a toy for each girl and boy<br />
 
Oh, we are Santa's elves!
 
 
We work hard all day<br />
 
But our work is play<br />
 
Dolls we try out<br />
 
See if they cry out<br />
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
 
We've a special job each year<br />
 
We don't like to brag<br />
 
Christmas Eve we always fill Santa's bag
 
 
Santa knows who's good<br />
 
Do the things you should<br />
 
And we bet you, he won't forget you<br />
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho<br />
 
We are Santa's elves!<br />
 
 
Ho HO!
 
Ho HO!
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</poem>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
<references />
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{{Reflist}}
[[Category:Songs]]
 
 
[[Category:Rankin/Bass songs]]
 
[[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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