Santa knows what we think we might hide

  • Album: 50/90 2015
  • Track: 17
  • Year: 2015
  • Title: Santa knows what we think we might hide
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: Richard S. Willis (1819–1900)
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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I thought I’d cleaned up the party then
though I was still in disarray.
We’d washed and scrubed all through the dim light
but stains they would only stay.
My poor uncle he pooped in his fright
when he saw the games that we played.
My niece won games all through the dark night
and yet we all heard her say:

“Santa knows what we think we might hide.
None should ever try to begin
thinking with him you could strive
to talk and debate out of your sin.
We should all apologize to the red man
outside and to the one in.
For Santa Claus dwells in us as much
as he dwells with away with his kin.”

We were all shocked by her wisdom
as she was just a child of three
She ran and laughed in the moon’s bright light
and climbed right up a tall tree.
We did eat bread and with honey bite
in to ripe fruit sweet as can be.
But none of it could be as sweet as
you my darling, don’t you see.

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