Mary Had a Baby
DESCRIPTION: "Mary had a baby, oh Lord... People keep a-coming and the train done gone." "What did she name him?" "She named him Jesus." "Where was he born?" "Born in a stable." "Where did they lay him?" "Laid him in a manger"
EARLIEST DATE: 1953 (R. C. Seeger, American Folk Songs for Christmas)
KEYWORDS: Christmas childbirth Jesus religious
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 375, "Mary Had A Baby" (1 text)
Pete Seeger, "Mary Had a Baby" (on PeteSeeger37, PeteSeeger42)
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