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wysiwyg 20 Sep 01 - 11:29 PM
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Subject: MARY HAD A BABY
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 10:11 PM

See also:

Mary Borned A Baby, Lift Every Voice And Sing

Mary Had A Baby, Collected Reprints From Sing Out!

Mary Had A Baby, Second Treasury Of Christmas Music

Mary Had A Baby Yes Lord, Second Book Of Negro Spirituals

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MARY HAD A BABY
Traditional Negro Spiritual


Mary had a baby, aye, Lord
Mary had a baby, aye my Lord
Mary had a baby, aye, Lord
The people keep a comin' and the train done gone

2 Where did she lay him?

3 Laid him in a manger...

4 What did she name him?

5 Named him King Jesus...

6 Who heard the singing?

7 Shepherds heard the singing...

8 Star keep-a shining...

9 Moving in the elements...

10 Jesus went to Egypt...

11 Travelled on a donkey...

12 Angels went around Him...



SOURCE:
Park New Choir, http://parknewchoir.free.fr/

@spirituals

SH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: MARY HAD A BABY
From: toadfrog
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 11:18 PM

Yes. This is already on DT, HERE More verses are also HERE, HERE, and HERE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: MARY HAD A BABY
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 11:29 PM

tf--

Thanks for finding those. I did do a lot of Supersearching in the last few days but in some cases I did not find things that are there. Also, because this thread is indexed in the Spirituals Posted thread, this one and the links you provided will lead to all the other stuff.

Thanks,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: MARY HAD A BABY
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Sep 01 - 11:35 PM

Chords from one of toadfrog's links:

[E] Mary had a baby oh my Lord
[A] Mary had a baby oh my Lord
[G] Mary had a baby [B7] oh my Lord
[A] People keep a-comin' an' the [B7] train done gone

Verses variant from another toadfrog link: Mary had a baby boy, oh, Lord.

Commentary from the last of toadfrog's links: Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date: Album notes (Christmas (1993): "This call-and-response song appears to have originated on the South Carolina coastal island of Saint Helena in the last century. The verses follow a fairly predictable pattern till you get to 'moving in the elements...'"

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: MARY HAD A BABY
From: masato sakurai
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 01:07 PM

The New Oxford Book of Carols (1992) contains this song with music. Hall Johnson arranged for voice and piano in Thirty Spirituals (1949). Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle recorded this.

Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary Had a Baby
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 03:14 PM

could someone explain the pharase in "Mary Had a Baby" that says "the people keep a comin but the train done gone". carolyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary Had a Baby
From: Tim Chesterton
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 03:45 PM

Bruce Cockburn did a great version of this on his 'Christmas' CD.


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