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(Eddy Arnold - Steve Nelson - Ed Nelson)
Will Santy come to Shanty town
To a poor little boy like me?
Will he bring me some toys
Like the other girls and boys?
Will Santy come to Shanty town
If he sees our Christmas tree?
Mommy said he would
If I promised to be good.
For we don't have a fireplace
Or a chimney on our shack
Like the other lucky children have
Who lived across the track.
Now if I say my prayers each day
When Christmas rolls around
Will Santy come to Shanty town.
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He didn't stop last Christmas Eve
Doesn't he know we live here
Will my mommy have to paint my toys
The way she did last year.
Now if I say my prayers each day
When Christmas rolls around
Will Santy come to Shanty town...

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