Chris Brinkley & Paul Tinkle
As heard on WCMT radio 1410 AM, Martin, Tennessee
Words by Larry Holder
You've never heard an odder tale Than what I'm 'bout to share But it is worth repeating now For all you folks out there About the time that Santa Claus Came to Martin, Tennessee And on his rounds in this fair town Had a freak emergency. Seems that Rudolph with his nose so bright Didn't see our water tower And sure enough, he smacked that thing And the sleigh lost all its power. Santa fell and broke his ankle Couldn't walk and couldn't run So he finally grabbed his cell phone And he dialed 9-1-1. The took him out to Volunteer But as he sat in bed He knew he had to get things done And this is what he said: "It's Christmas Eve, the sleigh must run And finish up its rounds! I need a humble substitute From this-here Martin town. "I need someone short and chubby With a beard somewhat like mine. There's precious time a-wastin' -- Get Paul Tinkle on the line! So they called the station hotline At WCMT And wouldn't you know, and things would go, Both Paul and Chris were free. They closed up the control booth And raced to Volunteer Paul put on Santa's coat and hat While Chris grabbed all the gear. They got the sleigh back on its way It wasn't hard, you know It has a Tom-Tom GPS And is radio-controlled! How Paul got down those chimneys I really cannot say But Chris and Paul, they did it all Before the dawn of day. Ol' Santa, well, he healed up fast As elves are prone to do And soon was gone, without a trace Seen only by a few. Then Paul and Chris, their mission done To the station they returned And started up the Morning Show Though a rest they'd surely earned. So there you have it, neighbor So clearly I recall That special year when Christmas Eve Was saved by Chris and Paul!
Words © & Recording (P) 2009 Larry Holder
Music © 2008 Larry Holder and Jim Byford
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