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Second Tier Reindeer
Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado

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Overview

Christmas Song for KidsAge:  7+
Type:  Group
Length:  3:40
Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5

A Christmas song about some of the “lesser known” reindeer.

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Lyrics

YOU KNOW DASHER AND DANCER
AND PRANCER AND VIXEN
COMET AND CUPID
AND DONNER AND BLIXEN
BUT DO YOU RECALL
THE LEAST
FAMOUS REINDEER OF ALL?!

BARNABY, ROBERTO
GIDEON, TELULA
LEOPOLD, LUIGI
MIRIAM, MEDULA
IF only OUR NAMES WERE SHORTER WE’D BE PULLING THOSE REIGNS
INSTEAD WE’RE SECOND TIER REINDEER
WITH THREE SYLLABLE NAMES

Duh Duh Dum Duh Duh Dum
Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh Dum
Duh Duh Dum Duh Duh Dum
Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh Dum

WHO DO YOU THINK PAYS THE BILLS? WE DO!
WHO MISSES OUT ON THE THRILLS? WE DO!
WHO DO YOU THINK CLEANS THE SPILLS? WE DO!
THAT’S THE 2ND-TIER LIFE

WHO DO YOU THINK PACKS THE SLEIGH? It ain’t easy!
WHO DO YOU THINK shoves the hay? It gets everywhere!
WHO GETS LEFT OUT CHRISTMAS DAY? You guessed it!
THAT’S THE END TIER LIFE

MOM AND DAD
WHY’DA HAVE
TO GIVE US NAMES THAT ARE LONG?
WE COULD HAVE BEEN CHANCER, OR BASHER, OR LANCER
AND HAD A CHANCE OF MAKING THE SONG!
BUT INSTEAD WE’RE

BARNABY, ROBERTO
GIDEON, TELULA
LEOPOLD, LUIGI
MIRIAM, MEDULA
IF only OUR NAMES WERE SHORTER WE’D BE PULLING THOSE REIGNS
INSTEAD WE’RE SECOND TIER REINDEER
WITH THREE SYLLABLE NAMES

BARNABY
It’s no use, no one will ever happily sing our names in a song.

LEOPOLD (looking out toward the audience)
Unless…

TULULA
Do you think they would?

ROBERTO (to the audience)
Would you? (A pause for the audience to respond.) I can’t hear you…would you?! (A pause for the audience to respond.) Oh wow, this is so exciting! OK, everyone, nice and slow to begin with…

(The 2ND-TIER REINDEER are lined up in order. Placed downstage are large,
individual signs/cards with their names printed on them. They hold up the cards at the
appropriate times to help the audience follow along with the song.)

BARNABY, ROBERTO
GIDEON, TALULA
LEOPOLD, LUIGI
MIRIAM, MEDULA

A little faster now!

BARNABY, ROBERTO
GIDEON, TELULA
LEOPOLD, LUIGI
MIRIAM, MEDULA

One last time!

BARNABY, ROBERTO
GIDEON, TELULA
LEOPOLD, LUIGI
MIRIAM, MEDULA
(Broadway big-band style)
IF ONLY OUR NAMES WERE SHORTER WE’D BE PULLING THOSE REIGNS
INSTEAD WE’RE SECOND TIER REINDEER – WHAT’S NEW?
SECOND TIER REINDEER – BOO HOO
SECOND TIER REINDEER
WITH THREE-SYLLABLE NAMES!