It's Everywhere, It's Everywhere!

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 16 20:44:38 UTC 2006

On 5/16/06, Brenda Lester <alphatwin2002 at> wrote:
> I found Ray Steven's SANTA CLAUS IS WATCHING YOU, released in
> 1962-63, with lyrics: "He's everywhere; he's everywhere." Still searching
> for the publication date.

The U.S. Copyright Office website is great for determining pub dates for songs:

It says "Santa Claus is Watching You" was registered on Oct. 23, 1962.

Registration Number:             RE-484-136
Title:          Santa Claus is watching you. w & m Ray Stevens acRay Ragsdale)
Claimant:               Ray Ragsdale (Ray Stevens) (A)
Effective Registration Date:            25Jun90
Original Registration Date:             23Oct62;

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