Bobby Vinton

Fascinating fact # 22

Bobby Vinton is a Polish American

Polish Prince

The cover of Bobby Vinton’s 1980s Christmas album, ‘Santa must be Polish’!

Bobby Vinton is a Polish American popular singer who was most prolific in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Athough born in Pennsylvania, Bobby has a Polish Father and Polish Mother and such is the strength of his Polish connection in his heyday was often referred to as the ‘Polish Prince’. The Vinton family’s original name was Vintula.

As it’s almost Christmas here is Bobby Vinton’s Santa Must Be Polish. Listen online and feel free to sing along. The lyrics can be found below!

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you
Santa must be Polish he’s jolly as can be,
Riding on his sleigh with gifts for you and me.
Santa must be Polish all dressed in red and white,
Slipping down the chimney, while you’re asleep at night.

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Means happy holidays to every one of you.
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
He brings joy and cheer to every one each year.

Santa must be Polish, he’s such a merry man,
Bringing lots of toys to every one he can.
One thing he’s demanding and he wants it understood,
He’ll only bring you presents if you’ve been very good

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Means happy holidays to every one of you.
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
He brings joy and cheer to every one each year.

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Means happy holidays to every one of you.
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
He brings joy and cheer to every one each year.

Other hits included: There! I’ve Said It Again, Mr. Lonely, Sealed with a Kiss, Blue Velvet, and My Melody of Love (which featured a mix of English and Polish lyrics).

Bobby Vinton also featured in a number of movies including Surf Party, Big Jake, and The Train Robbers.

Offsite link: Bobby Vinton (official website).

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