What You Gonna Name That Pretty Baby?

DESCRIPTION: "What you gonna name that pretty baby? Gonna call it Jesus of Nazaree. Borned in a stall, laid him in a manger, Cattle all lowing...." "Go shout it on each high mountain... That Jesus is born." "Joseph and Mary went on a long journey."
AUTHOR: Leatha Eller
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Rosenbaum)
KEYWORDS: Jesus religious
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rosenbaum, pp. 16-17, "What You Gonna Name That Pretty Baby" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4956
NOTES: Despite some lyric similarities, this should not be confused with "Virgin Mary Had a Little Baby." This song is by Leatha Eller, and shows no signs of being traditional, though clearly based on traditional themes (some of them, such as the beasts at the nativity, being non-biblical). - RBW
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