Virgin Mary Had a Little Baby
DESCRIPTION: "The Virgin Mary had a little baby, O, glory hallelujah. O, pretty little baby, Glory be to the newborn King." "What you gonna name that pretty little baby?" "Some call him one thing, think I'll call him Jesus"
EARLIEST DATE: 1953 (R. C. Seeger, American Folk Songs for Christmas)
KEYWORDS: religious Jesus Christmas
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
CrayAshGrove, p. 44, "Virgin Mary Had a Little Baby" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 384, "Virgin Mary Had One Son" (1 text)
Pete Seeger, "Glory to the New Born King" (on PeteSeeger37, PeteSeeger42)
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