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Song-SilverAndGold
Written by: Johnny Marks
Date: 1964
Featured in:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
"'Tis the Fifteenth Season"
02:03

"SILVER AND GOLD" Song From The RUDOPLH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Movie

"Silver and Gold" is a song written for the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is sung by Sam the Snowman following Yukon Cornelius' introduction. Prior to the decision for the special to have a narrator, Yukon Cornelius was originally intended to sing the song.

A brief snippet of the original song is heard in The Simpsons episode "'Tis the Fifteenth Season", as the Simpsons are doing their Christmas shopping.

Disney featured a version of the song on the album Disney Princess Christmas Album, in which it is sung by Pocahontas.

In one of the segments of A Very Cartoon Cartoon Fridays Holiday Special, the Mayor of Townsville from The Powerpuff Girls briefly sings a parody of the song, titled "Pewter and Bronze".

Album releases

Lyrics

Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Everyone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth.

Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Means so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On every Christmas tree.

(Speech not heard on the album version)
What's a Christmas tree without tinsel and pretty silver and gold decorations? Can't really call it a Christmas tree, now can you? And think of all the fun and joy that would be lost on Christmas morning if all the young folks didn't get see that sparkling, happy tree.

Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Means so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On every Christmas tree!

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