From the recording Santa's On His Way (Big Band chart)
This is an easy arrangement for big band: 5/4/4/3 and mezzo soprano or alto voice. It's concert key is Bb and features a trumpet solo. Please excuse the imperfections of my vocals in this clip of an Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra rehearsal. The chart runs about five minutes and is an easy to put together in a hurry for a holiday concert!
There goes ole Santa on his sleigh,
All his reindeer and toy soldiers lead the way, OH!
Flying high above the glistening snow
So look out ‘cause Santa’s On His Way!
Airplanes and rockets, nutcrackers too,
There’ll be ice skates and pretty dolls in blue, so…
Mom, go stand under the mistletoe, and
Look out ‘cause Santa’s On His Way!
He’s bringing toys for all the children ev’rywhere,
The ones who always are so good,
And they’ll be dreaming of the joy this day will bring,
And all the boxes tied up with bows
For Woody and Gracie and Ashley, they’ll be under the tree.
Put out the cookies, milk and cheese,
You know, Santa’s the one we’d like to please.
He will leave your presents ‘neath the Christmas tree, so
Get up on Christmas morning, go wake up Dad and Momma,
Look out, ‘cause Santa’s On His Way!