Recently my Mom told me that my Dad had a request for my children to learn the song Jolly Old St. Nicholas for our family's annual Christmas Eve program. The reason why? Because he remembered his Mother,Mary Baker Hudson (1920-2010), singing it.
Now, I don't know what version she would sing but I found this 1949 version on youtube. My father was born in 1941 so perhaps she was familiar with it and sang it to her children.
© Cheri Hudson Passey