Neal Richardson: Santa, Won’t You Please Come Back

Publisher | choral music,christmas (secular),composers,humor,men's | Friday, June 29th, 2007

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Santa has a big job ahead of him on Christmas Eve, what with all those toys to deliver. It must be a long night of anticipation for Mrs. Claus as well. But what if Santa didn’t come home the next morning? How would his wife feel… especially if she happened to be pining for a little attention from her man?

Neal Richardson‘s original composition, Santa, Won’t You Please Come Back, with lyrics by John Pingree, addresses that issue in a hilarious way! Written for soprano solo, men’s chorus and piano, this delightful piece proceeds almost as a call and response between the chorus and the soloist, whose lines are to be sung in a sexy, slow, bluesy style.

Santa, won’t you please come back!

You left a redhot mama in an igloo shack.

I sit here wondrin’ where the heck you’ve been.

I finished off the egg nog, started in on the gin.

The elves are bangin’ on my door each night.

They ain’t the Seven Dwarves, and I ain’t Snow White.

Without my sugar Santy, I shiver in our shanty.

Santa, won’t you please come back!

Mixed choruses shouldn’t count this one out… just have your men do a number on their own and spotlight one of your best sopranos. This piece offers a lot of opportunities to really ham up the performance and make your audience laugh!
View the first six pages of score here.

Santa, Won’t You Please Come Back (Gateway Men’s Chorus featuring Christine Brewer)

[audio:http://yrmusic.com/audio/richardson.neal/YR3R11.santa.mp3]

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