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"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
Soundtrack
Recorded December 28, 1947
Released 1948
Writer(s) John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performer(s) Frank Sinatra
Length 2:35
Track No. 8 (soundtrack album)
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town is a popular Christmas song written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and first sung in 1934 on Eddie Cantor's radio show. Frank Sinatra did a cover version in 1948, which plays in the film, The Polar Express when Santa Claus first shows up at the North Pole Square. It is also the eighth track on the film's official soundtrack.

Lyrics

You better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He's making a list, checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town
(instrumental break)
Say, you better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He's making a list and he's checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's been naughty or nice
Santa Claus is comin' to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry
You better not pout, I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Music
Original songs: The Polar Express When Christmas Comes to Town Rockin' on Top of the World Believe Hot Chocolate Spirit of the Season It Takes Two
Christmas carols: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town White Christmas Winter Wonderland It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Silver Bells Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Good King Wenceslas Deck the Halls Frosty the Snowman
Score: Seeing is Believing Suite from the Polar Express Believe/Do You Believe in Ghosts/Approaching Flat Top Tunnel Runaway Train/On the Ice/Ticket Punch/Saved by an Angel? Boarding the Train/The Ride Home Returning the Lost Ticket Meeting Santa Claus
Albums: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Original Motion Picture Score