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Frosty the Snowman

History of Christmas Carols


Title of the Song: Although a popular Christmas song, "Frosty the Snowman" doesn't contain the word "Christmas" in its lyrics.

Author: This song was penned by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins and then recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys. The song is about a snowman who comes to life after some children found a hat and placed it on his head. Frosty went on to play with the kids before hurrying off saying "Don't cry, I'll be back again some day."

Interesting Fact: The song has been recorded by several artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Perry Como. In 1954 a short film based on the song was shown on WGN-TV and in 1969, a longer animated version was produced for tv by Rankin-Bass.

Lyrics (Excerpt):
Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corn cop pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made out of snow
But the children know how he came to life one day
There must of been some magic in
That ol' silk cap they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around.

Music Sheet: Digital download from Musicnotes.Com

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