Ethelbert the Elf

by Bert Collins


Ya Ya Yah Ya Ya Yah Yah Ya Ya Yah Yah

For six or seven centuries he stood and braced himself

Watching Santa blasting off, old Ethelbert the Elf

His eyesight's not too good today and his taster is kinda queer

So when he helped with Mrs Claus' cooking for the year

Ya Yah Ya Yah Yah


He put ketchup in the gumdrops, mustard in the pie
Garlic in the candy cane I can't imagine why?
Onions in the cookies, and just to please himself,
Pepper in the chocolate pan of Ethelbert the Elf.
Aaaaaaaachoo


Mrs. Santa waved goodbye to Santa in his sleigh
Blasting off in time to make his trip for Christmas Day
And as she waved she munched upon some goodies from his bag
Her face turned green, her tongue popped out, and she began to gag.
Ya Yah Ya Yah


He put ketchup in the gumdrops, mustard in the pie
Garlic in the candy canes I can't imagine why?
Onions in the cookies, and just to please himself,
Pepper in the chocolate pan of Ethelbert the Elf.
Bu Ba Bu Ba


She tried her best to get ahold of Santa in his sleigh
But he was filling stockings up all along his way
So if on Christmas morning you can taste the stuff all by yourself
Don't blame Mrs. Santa Claus, its Ethelbert the Elf
Yum Yum Yum Yum


He put ketchup in the gumdrops, mustard in the pie
Garlic in the candy canes I can't imagine why?
Onions in the cookies, and just to please himself,
Pepper in the chocolate pan of Ethelbert the Elf.
Aaachoo


Poor Ethelbert had always thought his receipes were tops
He thought that everybody liked some pickles in their pop
So when he heard that other people didn't share his taste
He shed a tear and packed his bags, he felt he was disgraced.
Bo hoo hoo hoo


He put ketchup in the gumdrops, mustard in the pie
Garlic in the candy canes I can't imagine why?
Onions in the cookies, and just to please himself,
Pepper in the chocolate pan of Ethelbert the Elf.
Wah he he he


The letters came to Mrs. Claus from kids in every land
Your goodies sure were different and some of them were grand
So now she has a special place and a sign upon the shelf
For goodies baked by super chef, Ethelbert the Elf.
Yum Yum Yum Yum


He put ketchup in the gumdrops, mustard in the pie
Garlic in the candy canes I can't imagine why?
Onions in the cookies, and just to please himself,
Pepper in the chocolate pan of Ethelbert the Elf.
Yah Yah Ya Yah Ya Yah Yah Ya Yah Ya
Yah Yah Ya Yah Ya Yah Yah Ya Yah Ya

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