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Music by: Fred Speilman
Lyrics by: Janice Torre
Date: 1956

"Sing A Christmas Carol" is the opening song from The Stingiest Man in Town and its animated adaptation.

Lyrics

Introduction version

Chorus: Holly-Ho Holly Ho-Ho-Ho
Holly-Ho Holly-Ho,
Sing a Christmas Carol written long ago.
B.A.H. Humbug Esq.: Written long ago.

[Speech]
The Merriest of Merry Christmases to you!
What a lovely place to meet.
Welcome to the merry household of the
kindest and most generous man in town,
Ebenezer Scrooge. You're surprised that
I called Scrooge kind and generous?
Well, you could take my word for it.
Who am I? The London Humbug, of course.
B.A.H. Humbug, to be more precise. True,
Mr. Scrooge wasn't always so jolly.
There was a time back when he was as mean and
miserable as the counting house in which
he conducted his business
- The Offices of Scrooge and Marley.
Now, Marley was dead to begin with,
but old Scrooge will never pay to have
the name painted out on the office sign.

There was a mean and
stingy man named Ebenezer Scrooge,

His heart was hard and cold because
he was the deviled stooge,

While Scrooge sat down to count
the gold that his mind
could never leave,

Young people in the
square outside celebrated Christmas Eve.

[Speech]

"Humbug" used to be his favorite word.
My mom heard it so often, that's how
I got my name. Oh, but
Scrooge was a tight-fisted,
squeezing, grasping, clutching,
covetous, old sinner! Until that
Christmas Eve, when the ghosts came.
Ladies and gents, boys and girls,
a ghost story for Christmas -
The Stingiest Man In Town!

Reprise

That night when Ebenezer Scrooge
lay dreaming in his room,

He heard the sound of rattling
chains come clanking
through the gloom,

And why he lay there
shivering in a icy wind of fear,

The Ghost of Scrooge's partner,
Jacob Marley, did appear.

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