"Frosty the Snowman" is a popular song written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. It was written after the success of Autry's recording of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" the previous year; Rollins and Nelson shipped the new song to Autry, who recorded "Frosty" in search of another seasonal hit. Like "Rudolph," "Frosty" was subsequently adapted to other media including a popular television special. The song was originally titled "Frosty the Snow Man."
Ella's accompanied by Frank DeVol & His Orchestra. Recorded July 15, 1960 at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City. (Verve Records)
Who's debonair with the tall silk hat? Muffler of wool and a tummy that's fat? King for a day, and he loves the road With a broomstick cain and a heart of gold
That's Frosty the Snowman He's a jolly, happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the Snowman is a fairytale they say He was made of snow But the children know How he came to life one day
There must have been some magic In that old silk hat they found For when they placed it on his head He began to dance around
Oh, Frosty the Snowman Was alive as he could be And the children say He could laugh and play just the same as you and me
Oh Frosty the Snowman Knew the sun was hot that day So he said let's run And we'll have some fun now before I melt away
So down to the village With a broomstick in his hand Running here and there all around the square Saying catch me if you can
He led them down the streets of town Right to the traffic cop And he only paused a moment when He heard him holler, "Stop!"
For Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way But he waved goodbye Saying don't you cry I'll be back again some day
Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump, thump Look at Frosty go, hey look at him Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump, thump Over the hills of snow