Carlene Thissen

Carlene Thissen

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Folk - Contemporary | Naples, Florida, United States
Total Song Plays: 7,558   
Member Since: 2006
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   Sounds Like: Alison Krauss, Joan Baez

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Plays:

40

Song Description

A hardworking, everyday trucker sees his job quite differently just before Christmas. He is Santa Claus's Helper, bringing toys for children up and down the east coast.

Story Behind the Song

I don't even know where the idea for this song came from. It just struck me one day that a lot of people who appear to have common and uninteresting jobs really make those jobs into something wonderful, depending on how they view them. And this guy really loves Christmas!

Lyrics

SANTA CLAUS'S HELPER
By Carlene Thissen, copyright 2012

VERSE 1
He's a hard-working, everyday trucker
With a wife, 2 kids, 3 dogs and 18 wheels
But there's a magical transformation
That comes in mid-December every year

From the grey skies to the sunshine
From the beaches and the palm trees to the snow
He pulls up to each loading dock
Hollering, "Merry Christmas, Ho, ho ho!"

CHORUS:
He's got antlers tied to the front grill
Decked with Jingle bells
The trailer's trimmed with blinkin' lights
And he's singing' Christmas carols
He'll double clutch, put the hammer down
And roll on out of sight
'Cause this hard working, everyday trucker
Is Santa Claus's helper tonight

VERSE 2:
He delivers a load to Detroit
Bicycles, toy drums and princess dolls,
then backhauls back to Memphis
with Barbies, baby blocks, 'n bouncing balls

Two familiar little voices
Say "Break 1-9, what's your 20, Daddy?"
He says, "Don't you worry good buddies
I'll be home just in time for Christmas Eve!"

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

The reason Santa needs him
Makes perfect sense indeed
(Instead of) 8 reindeer and a tiny sleigh
He's got 400 horses and a big rig!

CHORUS

Song Length
3:05
Genres
Country - Traditional, Country - Honky Tonk
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Other
Moods
In High Spirits, Cheerful

Subject Matter
Holidays, Happiness

Similar Artists
Vince Gill, Reba Mcentire
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Carlene Thissen
Music Credits Carlene Thissen