Walter Davis - Santa Claus

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Walter Davis of St. Louis sang on several hit records during the Depression, at first accompanied by pianist Roosevelt Sykes. By 1935, Davis had learned to play himself, creating a personal style that was widely admired by others. This lonesome blues was first recorded by Elzadie Robinson in 1927 as "The Santa Claus Crave."

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Boys, here come that killer, you oughta know just how I feel

Santa Claus, won't you please hear my lonesome plea
Santa Claus, Santa Claus, won't you please hear my lonesome plea
I don't want nothin' for Christmas but my baby back to me

You know I loved you baby, that is why we could not get along
You know I loved you baby, that is why we could not get along
But someday you gon' be sorry that you ever done me wrong

Oh Lord it's near Christmas time and I want to see Santa Claus
Oh Lord it's near Christmas time and I want to see Santa Claus
If you don't bring my baby, swear I'll break all the laws

Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
I'm down on my bended knee
I don't want nothin' for Christmas but my baby back to me

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from Where Will You Be Christmas Day?, released October 12, 2004
by Walter Davis
Vocal with piano, Henry Townsend - guitar.
Chicago, July 28, 1935.

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