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"'''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 [[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, 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==
===Original===
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:'''Note:''' Lines highlighted in {{Color|red|red text}} indicate lines cut from CBS' later broadcasts.
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<poem>
 
<poem>
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
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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]''
 
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
 
We are Santa's elves!
 
Ho HO!
 
</poem>
 
 
=== Short version===
 
:''Seen on Later rebroadcasts.''
 
<poem>
 
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've a special job each year
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Do the things you should
 
Do the things you should
 
And we bet you, he won't forget you
 
And we bet you, he won't forget you
We are Santa's elves!
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We are Santa's elves!}}
   
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
 
Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho
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==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{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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