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It's half past midnight on Christmas Eve,
The Newfies are celebrating with their jigs;
But through the front door walks a man in red,
And, through his beard, this is what he said…

Did you ever see Santa do the Newfie jig,
At half past midnight on Christmas Eve?
Rudolph comes in with a step or two,
And Mister Claus says this is what you do…

You take one step forward and two steps back,
A Newfie tradition, and it's a fact;
They say it's traditional on Christmas Eve,
When Santa Claus does a Newfie jig.

And mother was there, and some mummers, too,
The scrooge didn't like it, but he stepped a tune;
They say it was a Christmas merry cade,
If you ask the Newfie, this is what he'll say…

Did you ever see Santa do the Newfie jig,
At half past midnight on Christmas Eve?
Rudolph comes in with a step or two,
And Mister Claus says this is what you do…

You take one step forward and two steps back,
A Newfie tradition, and it's a fact;
They say it's traditional on Christmas Eve,
When Santa Claus does a Newfie jig.

And mother was there, and some mummers, too,
The scrooge didn't like it, but he stepped a tune;
They say it was a Christmas merry cade,
If you ask the Newfie, this is what he'll say.
If you ask a Newfie, this is what he'll say.

####.... Jerome Cole ....####
Recorded by Jerome Cole from Chapels Cove, NL (Old Fashion Christmas, trk#7, 1989, Independent, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL, and manufactured for SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

See more Christmas songs from Newfoundland and Labrador.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Mummers - elaborately costumed and disguised persons who participate in various group activities at Christmas.


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[D] It's half past midnight on [A] Christmas Eve,
The Newfies are celebrating with [D] their jigs;
But through the front door walks [G] a man in red,
[D] And, through his beard, this is [A] what he [D] said…

[D] Did you ever see Santa [A] do the Newfie jig,
[A] At half past midnight on [D] Christmas Eve?
Rudolph comes in with a [G] step or two,
And [D] Mr. Claus says [A] this is what [D] you do…

[D] You take one step forward and [A] two steps back,
A Newfie tradition, and it's a [D] fact;
They say it's traditional on [G] Christmas Eve,
[D] When Santa Claus does a [A] Newfie [D] jig.

[G] And mother was there, and some mummers, [D] too,
[A] The scrooge didn't like it [D] but he stepped a tune;
[G] They say it was a Christmas [D] merry cade,
If you ask the Newfie this [A] is what he'll [D] say…

[D] Did you ever see Santa do the [A] Newfie jig,
[A] At half past midnight on [D] Christmas Eve?
Rudolph comes in with a [G] step of two,
And [D] Mr. Clause says this is [A] what you [D] do…

[D] You take one step forward and [A] two steps back,
A Newfie tradition and it's [D] a fact;
They say it's traditional on [G] Christmas eve,
When [D] Santa Clause does a [A] Newfie [D] jig.

[G] And mother was there and some mummers, [D] too,
[A] The scrooge didn't like it, [D] but he stepped a tune;
[G] They say it was a Christmas [D] merry cade,
If you ask the Newfie, this [A] is what he'll [D] say,
If you ask a Newfie, this [A] is what he'll [D] say.


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