Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a song written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Gene Autry's recording hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts the week of Christmas 1949.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (WORD)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (PDF)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Jack Johnson version)(WORD)
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Jack Johnson version)(PDF)

In 1939 Marks' brother-in-law, Robert L. May, created the character Rudolph as an assignment for Montgomery Ward, and Marks decided to adapt the story of Rudolph into a song. The song had an added introduction, paraphrasing the poem "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" (public domain by the time the song was written), stating the names of the eight reindeer

****REVISED December 7, 2018 - SR****

A modernized version of the traditional song. The video is in the same key!
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