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“Frosty, the Snowman”

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Music: Steve Edward Nelson
Lyrics: Walter E. "Jack" Rollins

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
Know how he came to life one day.

There must have been some magic in that
Old silk hat they found.
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.
O, Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be,
And the children say he could laugh
And play just the same as you and me.

Frosty the snowman knew
The sun was hot that day,
So he said, “Let's run and
We'll have some fun
Now before I melt away.”
Down to the village,
With a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there all
Around the square saying,
Catch me if you can.

He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler “Stop!”
For Frosty the snow man
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
“Don't you cry,
I'll be back again some day.”*

Thumpety thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

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“Frosty the Snowman” is a popular Christmas song written by Walter E. "Jack" Rollins and Steve Edward Nelson. It was first recorded by the singing cowboy Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. Like other songs about winter, this song is considered a Christmas song, despite never referring to the holiday.* Written in response to the success of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and originally entitled “Frosty the Snow Man,” Autry's single sold two million copies. The clever story and lyrics by Rollins combined with the catchy melody by Nelson turned the song into a classic. The Rollins/Nelson team also created another musical holiday character: Peter Cottontail (1949, for Easter).

*Some later versions of this song change this line to: “I'll be back on Christmas Day.”

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