|Written by||Johnny Marks|
|Publisher||St. Nicholas Music Inc.|
Johnny Marks adapted Robert Mays' story of Rudolph into the popular children's Christmas song, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The song, which tells the story of outcast Rudolph and his glowing nose which allows Santa to see to deliver his toys on a foggy Christmas night, has been recorded by numerous artists, most famously by Gene Autry in 1949. It is frequently sung with the addition of humorous echoes and/or responses to the lines by children. An example of this would be the final line "You'll go down in history!", to which the response might be "like George Washington!"