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11-12-2007, 10:34   #1
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Rooty Toot Toots and Rummy Tum Tums

Having listened to the Christmas song since I was a nipper, I have now come to wonder what exactly are Rooty Toot Toots and Rummy Tum Tums.

Can anyone enlighten me?
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11-12-2007, 10:39   #2
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Where I came from, they were always Rum pa pum pums. None of this Rummy Tum tum malarky for us, nosireebob.
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Is that not from the little drummer boy though?
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Pa rum pa pum pum indeed.
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11-12-2007, 10:45   #6
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Thats where I know it from. I always took it to be the noise of the drummer playing away during the song. Seeing as nobody actually had a drum when we sang it, it just sufficed to say rumpa pum pum instead.
Probably just as well we didnt actually have drums.
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Is that not from the little drummer boy though?
Let Whitney Houston show you the lyrics

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Originally Posted by Whitney Houston
Little Drummer Boy Lyrics
Artist(Band):Whitney Houston

(feat. Bobbi Kristina Brown)

[Bobbi Kristina:] Come they told me, pa rum pa pum pum

[Whitney:] Sing baby

[Bobbi Kristina:] Our newborn King to see, pa rum pa pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pa pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pa pum pum,
Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum,
So to honor Him, pa rum pa pum pum,
When we come

[Whitney:] That's my baby, oh
Baby Yeshua, pa rum pa pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pa pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pa pum pum
That's fit to give a King, pa rum pa pum pum,
rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum
Shall I play for you, pa rum pa pum pum,
On my drum? Yeah, c'mon.

Oh I wanna play
Ooh pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pa, pa rum pa, pum pum
Yeah pa rum pa pum pum
Playing on my drum (playing on my drum)
Ooh pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pa, pa rum pa, pum pum
Yeah pa rum pa pum pum
Playing on my drum

Mary nodded, pa rum pa pum pum
(Yes she did oh, Mary nodded)
The ox (the ox) and lamb kept time, pa rum pa pum pum
Pa rum pa pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pa pum pum
(Pa rum pa pum pum)
I played my best for Him, pa rum pa pum pum
Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum, oh
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pa pum pum

[Bobbi Kristina:] Me and my drum

[Whitney:] Ooh yeah, me and my

[Bobbi Kristina:] Me and my drum

[Whitney:] Pa rum pum, pa rum pum
My drum, drum, drum, drum
Mary nodded, pa rum pa pum pum
Me and my drum
Then he smiled at me, he smiled at me

[Bobbi Kristina:] Pa rum pa pum pum

[Whitney:] On, on my, on my, on my drum yeah
Na na na na na na
Me and my, me and my, me and my drum, drum, drum yeah
Oh hey yeah
Playing for Yeshua, playing for Yeshua

[Bobbi Kristina:] Pa rum pa pum pum

[Whitney:] Playing my drum
Pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pa pum pum, oh ma ma ma

[Bobbi Kristina: (Giggles)]

Whitney: Playing on my drum, playing on my drum
Pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pa, pa rum pa
Pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pa, pa rum pa
Oh oh Lord
Pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pa, pa rum pa
Pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pum, pa rum pum
Pa rum pa pum pum, pa rum pum, pa rum pum
Pa rum pa pum pum
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But in the sont "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".....
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rooty toots?

if its the Little Drummer Boy, then its rum pa pa pum.
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But in the sont "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".....
This is how Mariah Carey sings it.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town Lyrics
Artist(Band):Mariah Carey


You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town

He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out
Who's naughty or nice

Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town

The kids in girl and boyland
Will have a jubilee
They're gonna build a toyland
All around the Christmas tree

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why

Santa Claus (is comin' to town)
Santa Claus (is comin' to town)
Santa Claus is comin'
Santa Claus is comin'
Santa Claus is comin'
To town
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On re-reading my initial post i now see that i didn;t make clear what song i was referring to.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
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http://www.christmas-carols.net/caro...ming-town.html

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Oh! You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why:

Santa Claus is coming to town!

He's making a list,
He's checking it twice,
He's gonna find out
who's naughty or nice.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

He sees you when you're sleeping,
He knows when you're awake.
He knows when you've been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake!

So...You better watch out,
You better not cry
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

Little tin horns,
Little toy drums.
Rudy-toot-toot
and rummy tum tums.


Santa Claus is coming to town.

Little toy dolls
that cuddle and coo,
Elephants, boats
and Kiddie cars too.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

The kids in Girl and Boy Land
will have a jubilee.
They're gonna build a toyland town
all around the Christmas tree.

Oh....You better watch out,
You better not cry.
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why.

Santa Claus is comin'
Santa Claus is comin'
Santa Claus is comin'
To town.
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Too late, there are now four people in my office singing little drummer boy (and I'm not one of them, HA! )
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Thank you DesF, now back to the important question at hand. I better find out or else Christmas will be canceled.......I'm serious.
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