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Donkin's World: Good Old Saint Nicholas

This Christmas poem by Arnold Kellett was set to music for junior choir and orchestra by Martin Hotton.

To purchase a copy of Arnold’s book Kellett’s Christmas please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kellets-Christmas-Arnold-Kellett/dp/1858521157/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231273574&sr=1-4

Good old Saint Nicholas Who did good by stealth:
He crept round the houses
Distributing wealth!

Oh, let's not be greedy!
We 'll share with the needy,
Give more than we get
For the best Christmas yet!

The Bishop of Myra
Was Santa's real name,
And three golden sovereigns
That brought him to fame.

Now, three poor young maidens
Saint Nicholas did spy
A-hanging their stockings
Round the fireplace to dry.

In the dead of the night-time
When the fireplace was cold
He dropped down the chimney
His three coins of gold.

They fell in the stockings
While the poor maidens dreamed,
And on Christmas morning
Like magic it seemed!


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