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I've been good, so good you know
Well, why do I have to suffer so
Santa Claus, Santa Claus
Please, don't make me suffer so

Christmas come but once a year
Oh, won't somebody please, please
Please bring me some Christmas cheer
I need a Christmas cheer
Santa clause please, please, please don't make me suffer so
Can't take it no more

Mama's been sick, oh, Lord, papa has too
What I want please, was just to fool me and you
And my brothers too

I went to the welfare, but I waited little too long
And the little I had when I started
Couldn't know it was all gone

Lord, I've been good, oh, so good I know
Why, why, why, tell me, do I have to suffer so
Now Santa Claus, Santa Claus
Please, please don't make me suffer so

Oh Lord, do you hear me?

Mama has been sick, God help her, papa has too
I find out when I once believed, just to fool me and you
I went to the welfare but I wanted a little, a little, a little, a little help
I just can't I gotta help myself but, wait a minute

It seems, seems that I waited a little too long
When I was there, do you believe?
I found out it all got over, I ain't got nobody
But Santa Claus, you're my last hope

Please, Lord have mercy
Don't make me suffer so

When I, when I, when I realized I ain't got nobody
No, no, give me your helpin' hand
Give me your helpin' hand



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