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Don't Think I'm Santa Claus

This song is by Lil McClintock and appears on the compilation Good for What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937 (2005).

Please don't think that I'm Santa Clause
'Cause Christmas comes every day
You can hear dem sleigh bells a-ringin' now
Every time you turn around this-a-way
You need not think that I'm a human bein'
It's nothin' but a fraud
'Cause I bring you present ever' once in a while
Don't think I'm Santa Claus

Lindy, oh Lindy, you' sweeter than sugarcane
Lindy, Lindy, say you'll be mine
While the moon am a-shinin' and my heart am a-twinin'
Meet me dear little Lindy by the watermelon vine

Lindy, oh Lindy, you' sweeter than sugarcane
Lindy, Lindy, say you'll be mine
While the moon am a-shinin' and my heart am a-twinin'
Meet me dear little Lindy by the watermelon vine

Now, keep a little closer corner in your heart for me, heart for me
I'll be as good to you as anyone can be, just wait and see
If you promise what I'll ask you, we'll both agree, both agree
Keep a little closer corner in your heart fer me

Now, keep a little closer corner in your heart for me, heart for me
I'll be as good to you as anyone can be, just wait and see
If you promise what I'll ask you, we'll both agree, both agree
Keep a little closer corner in your heart fer me

It's Lindy, oh Lindy, you' sweeter than sugarcane
Lindy, Lindy, say you'll be mine
While the moon am a-shinin' and my heart am a-twinin'
Meet me dear little Lindy by the watermelon vine

Now everybody works but father, he sits around all day
With his feet up to the fire, smokin' a pipe o' clay
Mother takes in washin', so does sister Anne
Everybody works in our house 'cept the old man

Lindy, oh Lindy, you' sweeter than sugarcane
Lindy, Lindy, say you'll be mine
While the moon am a-shinin' and my heart am a-twinin'
Meet me dear little Lindy by the watermelon vine

Father went to work this mornin' at a dollar and a half a day
Done took his feet from the fire, done throwed his pipe away
Mother's quit takin' in washin', so r-is sister Anne
Now, everybody takin' vacation 'cept they old man

It's Lindy, oh Lindy, you' sweeter than sugarcane
Lindy, Lindy, say you'll be mine
While the moon am a-shinin' and my heart am a-twinin'
Meet me dear little Lindy by the watermelon vine

Recorded:

1930