The Music of Kelly Van Shaar

e-merge: Johnny Is A Little Brat

~ A cappella secular Christmas ~ 2001-12-01


Acappella version kinda loosely based on "I'm Getting Nothing For Christmas", only goofier. Performed by e-merge.

Lyrics

Johnny is a little brat.
I'm gonna tan his hide!
Well, he darn near ruined my kitty cat.
I'm gonna tan his hide!
Before that cat could change it's gears,
Johnny had grandma's pinkin' shears,
Cut it's tail off behind it's ears,
I'm gonna tan his hide!

Oh, he's gettin' nothin' fer Christmas
He's gettin' nothin', you bet!
Doo doo be doop boop
Ba-dap bow doo bow
Nothin's too good for our Johnny
And that's what he's gonna get!

He broke by bat on Stevie's head
I'm gonna tan his hide!
He hid a frog in Susie's bed
I'm gonna tan his hide
Did a dance on mommy's plants,
Found some paint and dyed my pants,
Filled the sugarbowl with ants,
I'm gonna tan his hide!

Oh, he's gettin' nothin' fer Christmas
He's gettin' nothin', you bet!
Doo doo be doop boop
Ba-dap bow doo bow
Nothin's too good for our Johnny
And that's what he's gonna get!

One night I took him out to dine
I'm gonna tan his hide
His table manners weren't so fine
I'm gonna tan his hide
Smashin' taters with his toes,
Pourin' gravy on my clothes,
Stuffin' green beans up my nose,
I'm gonna tan his hide.

Oh, he's gettin' nothin' fer Christmas
He's gettin' nothin', you bet!
Doo doo be doop boop
Ba-dap bow doo bow
Nothin's too good for our Johnny
And that's what he's gonna get!

That's what he's gonna get!
Ho ho ho.

Notes / Back story

This one was put together by Dr. Dave Lunt at Eastern Arizona College back in the day. Years later, I did some part arranging to make it an acappella number and performed it with my group, e-merge.

Visitor Comments

jewel31648 from United States ~ 2014-12-12 14:30:23 ~ we used to sing this song to my little brother Johnny at Christmas. It would make him so mad. My mom had this on a recording (I think it was done by Little Jimmy Dickens.)

J R Texas from United States ~ 2013-04-23 19:54:17 ~ I love this song. Would love to buy it but don't know where to find it.

GJG from United States ~ 2012-12-17 14:21:52 ~ Thanks for preserving this old lyric

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