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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Santa Claus Is Coming To Town that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Engines and boats and kitty cats, too!
Original Lyrics:
Elephants, boats and kiddie cars, too.
Not a "Traditional" song, contrary to what other submitters have sent in. It was written in 1934 by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. (And it's been re-recorded by numerous other performers since then.)
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
He know when you've been frightful
And he laughs when you're awake.
Original Lyrics:
He knows when you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Don't ask me how I got that. I was just way too young.
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
He'll seize you when you're sleeping.
Original Lyrics:
He sees you when you're sleeping.
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's making a list, chicken and rice
Original Lyrics:
He's making a list and checking it twice
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's bacon and lips
Chicken and rice
Come to find out, he's nutty, all right.
Original Lyrics:
He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's naughty and nice
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Santa Claus is calming you down.
Original Lyrics:
Santa Claus is coming to town.
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Santa Claus is hunting you down.
Original Lyrics:
Santa Claus is coming to town.
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Santa Claus is mowing, my lawn
Original Lyrics:
Santa Claus is coming, to town
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sarah frog is caught in a jar.
Original Lyrics:
Santa Claus is coming to town.
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who's snoring at night?
Original Lyrics:
Who's naughty and nice.
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better not shout, you better not cry
Original Lyrics:
You better watch out, you better not cry
Linguistic commentary on this mondegreen at http://literalminded.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/you-better-not-shout/
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Curley head dolls and toddle-lamb-coons
Original Lyrics:
Curley haired dolls that toddle and coo.
I also thought that kiddie cars were 'kitty cars'
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Elephants, boats and kitty costumes
Original Lyrics:
Elephants, boats and kiddie cars, too.
Bruce Springsteen's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
He knows when you're away
Original Lyrics:
He knows when you're awake
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
He knows when you've been batter good
So be good for goodness sake
Original Lyrics:
He knows when you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Little tin whores
Original Lyrics:
Little tin horns
Bing Crosby's, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better not shout
You better not try
You better not count
Original Lyrics:
You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better not pow
Original Lyrics:
You better not pout
J. Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie's, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better not shout
Original Lyrics:
You better watch out
Actually, both are correct, just in different places.

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