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Christmas is coming,
The goose is getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat If you haven't got a penny,
A ha'penny will do
If you haven't got a ha'penny,
A farthing will do
If you haven't got a farthing then
God bless you!
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Information About Christmas Is Coming
"Christmas Is Coming" is both a nursery rhyme as well as a Christmas carol. The song later formed the basis for Bing Crosby's "Christmas Is a-Comin".
The American folk group The Kingston Trio popularized a musical version of the song; which is known as "A Round About Christmas", from their album The Last Month of the Year.
Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs
This song ends at ha'penny
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny in an old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny a ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny, God bless you.