"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" as written by and Johnny Marks....
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You might even say it glows
And all of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

But then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa, he came to say
"Rudolph with your nose so bright..
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then how the reindeers loved him
As they shouted out with glee
"Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history"

But Rudolph, he didn't go for that
He said, "I see through your silly games
How can you look me in the face
When only yesterday, you called me names?"
And all of the other reindeers, man, well they sure did feel ashamed
"Rudolph, you know we're sorry
We're truly gonna try to change"

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    General CommentSuch a good message conveyed by this song.
    I think that Jack shows very well that Rudolf shouldn't have been happy with the other reindeer's acceptance, when they made fun of him his whole life. It also shows how in human nature people should actually change how they treat people, instead of just say they will.
    Jeebes450on October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthow can you listen to this and not love jack johnson?
    caseyjoneson December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI am a teacher and I think this would be great to play in the classroom! I love his addition to the original lyrics! Any ideas on where I could get it? I've heard it on the radio, but have not seen it in the stores.
    AJaegeron December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJack's version of the song appears on the compilation "Maybe This Christmas" originally released in 2002. You can get it new or used at amazon.com.
    moonshadow158on April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjack has done it again, im buying this song now and it aint even christmas
    geodisicdomeon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song was actually recorded in 1999 as a small gift for his family. The original recording can be found on the bootleg Lullabies.
    festerplayinballon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just love this song, jack johnson is so awesome.
    GobbyRockson March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest, this is one of the very few Christmas songs I even like and it is because of the additional verse. This is the version I'll be teaching my kids (once I have some!).
    EH0531on December 05, 2008   Link

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