'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Perry Como2013年11月2日

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (聖誕前夜) - Perry Como (佩裏·科莫)

'Twas the night before christmas


When all through the house

Not a creature was stirring

Not even a mouse


The stockings all hung

By the chimney with care

In hopes that st nicholas


Soon would be there


The children were nestled

All safe in their beds


While visions of sugarplums

Danced in their heads


And mom in her kerchief

And I in my cap

Had just settled down

For a long winters nap


When out on the lawn

There arose such a clatter

I sprang from my bed

To see what was the matter

Away to the window

I flew like a flash

Tore open the shutters

And threw up the sash

The moon on the breast

Of the new fallen snow

Gave the lustre of midday

To object below

When what to my wandering eyes

Should appear


But a miniature sleigh

And eight tiny reindeer


With a little ol driver

So lively and quick

I knew in a moment

It must be st nick

More rapid than eagles

His courses they came

As he whistled and shouted

And called them by name

Now dasher

Now dancer

Now prancer

Now vixen

On comet

On cupid

On doner

An blitzen

To the top of the porch

To the top of the wall

Now dash-away dash-away

Dash-away all


As dry leaves

Before the wild hurricane fly

When they meet with an obstacle

Mount to the sky

So up to the housetop

The courses they flew

With a sleigh full of toys


And st nicholas too


And then in a twinkling

I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing

Of each little hoof

As I drew in my head

And was turning around

Down the chimney st nicholas

Came with a bound


He was dressed all in fur

From his head to his foot


And his clothes were all tarnished

With ashes and soot

A bundle of toys

He had flung on his back

And he looked like a peddler

Just opening his pack


His eyes how they twinkled

His dimples how merry

His cheeks were like roses

His nose like a cherry

His drawl little mouth

Was drawn up like a bow


And the beard of his chin

Was a white as the snow


The stump of his pipe

He held tight in his teeth

And the smoke it encircled his head

Like a wreath


He had a broad face

And a round little belly


That shook when he laughed

Like a bowl full of jelly


He was chubby and plump

A right jolly old elf


I laughed when I saw him

In spite of myself


A wink of his eye

And a twist of his head


Soon gave me to know


I had nothing to dread


He spoke not a word

But went straight to his work

And filled all the stockings

Then turned with a jerk

An laying a finger

Along side his nose

An giving a nod

Up the chimney he rose


He sprang to his sleigh

To his team gave a whistle

An away they all flew

Like the down of a thistle

But I heard him exclaim

As he drove out of sight


Happy christmas to all


And to all a goodnight



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