Rupert the Chocolate Angel Return to David  Solomons' Music Site

Welcome to Rupert’s English page!

This is a parody song for Christmas, by way of an answer to or an antidote to that old “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer” song which has dominated so many Christmas concerts and shopping malls.

I have used my own melody (reminiscent of the red-nosed tune but actually quite different, for copyright reasons) and I have provided versions here in English, and also in French and German.

Speakers of other languages are welcome to submit versions in their own tongue - please email me with your version (together with a literal translation into English please) and I’ll add it to this site.

Your versions can be “words only” but if they come with music notation too (as pdf) so much the better!

French version German version Other languages

Original version - in English

Well there's mince pies and sherry and pudding and whisky

candies and chocolates and to make us all frisky

but do you know the most famous sweet of all?


Rupert the chocolate angel

Waited by the fire one day

'cos he was told that Santa

would be coming on his sleigh


all of the other chocolates

told him that he was a fool

they were afraid of melting

so they kept in shade and cool


but that night old Santa came along

at Rupert's request

and he gulped the sherry down

doffed his boots and had a rest


then he looked round at Rupert

melted now and quite deceased

gave out a little giggle

and had a little chocolate feast

Scores:


Voices with piano or with piano and percussion or just with guitar chords (various keys) - in English


Voices with piano or with piano and percussion or just with guitar chords (various keys) in French


Voices with piano or with piano and percussion or just with guitar chords (various keys) - in German


SAB choir or women’s choir and bass instrument in English and German


Instrumental versions:

Flute and guitar

Clarinet and guitar



Latin version  Arabic version 2 verse version  Choral Version (SAB)
Here's a choir in the USA giving  the first known live performance of Rupert

Instrumental versions:

Flute and guitar

Clarinet and guitar


Coming soon: SATB version arranged by Reno Troilus