Mary's Boy Child

Album: An Evening With Belafonte (1957)
Charted: 1 12
  • Long time ago in Bethlehem
    So the Holy Bible say
    Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ
    Was born on Christmas day

    Hark, now hear the angels sing
    A new king born today
    And man will live forevermore
    Because of Christmas day
    Trumpets sound and angels sing
    Listen what they say
    That Man will live forevermore
    Because of Christmas day

    While shepherds watched their flocks by night
    Them see a bright new shining star
    Them hear a choir sing
    The music seemed to come from afar

    Now, Joseph and his wife, Mary
    Come to Bethlehem that night
    Them find no place to born she child
    Not a single room was in sight

    Hark, now hear the angels sing
    A new king born today
    And man will live forevermore
    Because of Christmas day
    Trumpets sound and angels sing
    Listen what they say
    That Man will live forevermore
    Because of Christmas day

    By and by, they find a little nook
    In a stable all forlorn
    And in a manger cold and dark
    Mary's litlle Boy was born

    Long time ago in Bethlehem
    So the Holy Bible say
    Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ
    Was born on Christmas day

    Hark, now hear the angels sing
    A new king born today
    And man will live forevermore
    Because of Christmas day
    Trumpets sound and angels sing
    Listen what they say
    That Man will live forevermore
    Because of Christmas day Writer/s: Jester Hairston
    Publisher: BOURNE CO.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Cueball from PaWhat an amazing song! I actually forgot about it and when i heard it on the radio, i think i cried a little. Beautiful, amazing, touching...
  • Cindy from Monroeville, PaJust try listening to this song without having your heart touched. IMPOSSIBLE!
  • Terry from Willmar, MnAfter years of research, this is the only Christmas song I can find that was written by an African/American. If anyone knows of any, I would love to know it. Also I can only find two Christmas songs written by women. "Santa Baby" by Joan Javitts and "Little Drummer Boy" by Katherine Davis. Any more?
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzLOL mark!

    Anyway, this is by far my favorite Christmas song. It relates the TRUE meaning of Christmas! And beautiful music and voices (Boney M's version is my favorite). Good video too.
  • Mark from London, EnglandUpdated by me as "Mrs Presley's Boy Elvis"!
    Long time ago in Tennessee
    So the record books they say
    Mrs Presley's boy Elvis
    Was born in January

    Girls all swooned to see that face
    The King was born that day
    And rock will live for evermore
    Because of Elvis P!
    Crumpet fell to hear him sing
    Listen to what they say
    That rock will live for evermore
    Because of Elvis P!
    tHAT ROCK WILL live for evermore
    Because of Elvis P!
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