Tiny Tony

December 24, 2020 at 11:58 pm (Christmas, Music, Poetry, Radio, Songs, Theatre Arts) (, )

Everyone sings of Rudolph
And Frosty the Snowman too
And all the other happy folks
That make Christmas dreams come true
But there’s one little fellow
Who’s forgotten every year
He’s Santa’s special barber
Who trims old Santa’s hair

He’s Tiny Tony
He stands upon the chair
He’s such a little shaver
To take care of Santa’s hair
He’s Tiny Tony
Who everyone should meet
Happy Tiny Tony
Keeps Santa looking neat

When Christmas Eve comes here at last
And all the bags are packed
And Santa knows which boys and girls
Have been good or bad
He’ll stop into Tony’s barbershop
And you’ll hear old Santa say,
A little off the side, a little off the top
For tomorrow is Christmas Day

He’s Tiny Tony
He stands upon the chair
He’s such a little shaver
To take care of Santa’s hair
He’s Tiny Tony
Who everyone should meet
Happy Tiny Tony
Keeps Santa looking neat

Santa’s hair is all in place
His beard is neat and trim
And you can see his jolly face
Because Tony keeps it prim
If you ever visit the North Pole
The pole is quite a sight
For it’s just like a barber pole
It’s painted red and white

He’s Tiny Tony
He stands upon the chair
He’s such a little shaver
To take care of Santa’s hair
He’s Tiny Tony
Who everyone should meet
Happy Tiny Tony
Keeps Santa looking neat.

-A song written by
Bob Bradburn
CHQT Radio Producer
and Host
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1967.

12 Comments

  1. nitinsingh said,

    Santa’s special barber , great v different thought

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I loved listening to this song on the radio at Christmas as a kid growing up.

      Later when I started visiting places outside Alberta and I started talking about Tiny Tony and people would go, “Who?”.

      And I’d say, “You know, Santa’s barber” and people would look at me as if I was insane.

      Later I found out that only people who grew up in the area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada knew about this song and only people whose parents listened to CHQT radio growing up.

  2. Anonymole said,

    And know we know the rest of the story…

    And then there’s Sassy Susie, Santa’s seamstress, who keeps that fat man dressed in the finest crushed red velvet and ermine fur (faux of course).

    Sassy Susie dons her thimble,
    and lays out yards of cloth.
    Her fingers must be nimble,
    her closets free of moths.

    For she is Santa’s seamstress,
    she sews his famous suit.
    Soft white fur, oh to caress,
    and red as cherry fruit.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      That’s very good, Mole.

      You should set that to music and you’ll have a Christmas hit on your hands.

  3. Jessica E. Larsen said,

    Never heard the song, but while reading it I thought it’s more of a lyric than a poem. The end credits explain why. haha πŸ˜€

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, they’re definitely song lyrics all right.

      If you google Bob Bradburn Tiny Tony song, the YouTube video for the song comes up in the search results and you can listen to it. πŸ˜€

  4. Kally said,

    “Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.” – Quote by Helen Steiner Rice

    May you have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas with your loved ones.

  5. desertflower5 said,

    A lovely poem. A different perspective. Hope you had a lovely christmas

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