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Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)

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THE DRUMMER BOY
THE DRUMMER BOY OF SHILOH
THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY


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Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy / Carol of the Drum (31)
Lyr Req: The OTHER 'Little Drummer Boy' (4) (closed)
Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy / Carol of the Drum (4)


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GUEST,mauriceheaphy34@hotmail.com 01 Dec 04 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,Leonard 23 Feb 07 - 02:44 PM
GUEST,Audrey 22 Apr 07 - 03:26 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Dec 07 - 11:07 AM
Susanne (skw) 26 Dec 07 - 09:18 PM
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GUEST,Betty 06 Jul 08 - 07:36 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Jul 08 - 08:34 AM
Big Al Whittle 08 Jul 08 - 02:48 AM
GUEST 27 Oct 08 - 06:18 PM
GUEST,Graham Lenegan 30 Dec 08 - 06:32 AM
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Subject: Little Drummer Boy
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 13 Sep 03 - 02:02 PM

NOT "RUP-A-PUM PUM"! Just to save an avalanche of Christmas cheer from falling on me----.
I am searching for lyrics to a song which I presume was written in the first half of the twentieth century.
The opening lines go --
    "Little drummer boy, you're all the world to me,
    Dressed up in your little soldier's clothes;
    Little drummer boy, climb on your Daddy's knee,
    Rest your weary head in sweet repose."
    Obviously a lullaby. A google search under the title brings a mountain of "rup-a-tum-tum"s and a wee handful of other songs --one sung by Iain Macintosh which I found interesting---but none of the one I'm searching for. Any pointers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little Dummer Boy
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 14 Sep 04 - 02:39 AM

Does anyone know the lyrics of yet ANOTHER "Little Drummer Boy" --a song which I am guessing originates from "between the wars" around the early thirties. Some of the lyrics are as follows--
    "Little Drummer boy, you're all the world to me,
    Dressed up in your little soldier's clothes;
    Little drummer boy, climb on your Daddy's knee,
    Rest your weary head in sweet repose.
    Reveille will sound in the morning, "lights out" has sounded long ago,"
---and at that point I lose the memory! I wonder if there's another old codger around with some memory of the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little Dummer Boy
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Sep 04 - 11:48 PM

"Little Drummer Boy's March" (no words) was published in 1864.
Hard to find songs on this subject because google is overwhelmed by entries about the (purported) carol. Boab, I remember it, too.

American Memory has several, including "Drummer Boy of Shiloh" by Will Hays, 1865, commemorating one of the little drummer boys who died with the troops during the Civil War. The "Drummer Boy's Farewell," and "For the Dear Old Flag I'll Die," 1862 by Stephen C. Foster, "The Death of Ellsworth" by Murphy and the "Drummer Boy of Vicksburg" by De Geer were others about dying drummer boys.

"The Drummer Boy of Waterloo" told of an earlier boy who died in battle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little Dummer Boy
From: Brakn
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 04:51 PM

Did anyone find that OTHER "Little Drummer Boy" that Boab mentioned a while back?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little Dummer Boy
From: GUEST,mauriceheaphy34@hotmail.com
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 08:48 AM

HI
i am looking for an old Vinyl record if one exists of the song, LITTLE DRUMMER BOY. Not the Christmas Carol but one with the words,

Little Drummer Boy your'e all the world to me,
Dressed up in your little soldiers clothes,
Little Drummer Boy climb on your Daddy's knee,
Rest your weary head in sweet repose.
Reveille will sound in the morning lights out has sounded long ago.

If anyone knows of where i can purchase this record by the original artist if possible please. Please contact.

mauriceheaphy34@hotmail.com

          Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Dummer Boy / Carol of the Drum
From: GUEST,Leonard
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 02:44 PM

Hi Boab,

This is the number you are referring to :-

The day is ending little drummer boy,
Lights out was sounded long ago,
So close your eyes my little drummer boy,
And say goodnight to all your friends and foes.
Reveille will sound in the morning,
And once more on parade you will go,....

and there I'm afraid, my memory fails me for the last couplet.

I have searched for ever on the net to find it, to no avail. :(


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Dummer Boy / Carol of the Drum
From: GUEST,Audrey
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 03:26 PM

My dad used to sing this to me when I was a little girl. I'd love to get a copy of it too.

The last bit, as far as I remember (or indeed if my dad, notorious for making words up, got it right) was:

Reveille will sound int he morning
Once more on parade you will go,
So close your eyes, my Little Drummer Boy
And dream of the ones that you love so


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 11:07 AM

I see that Mickey MacConnell (our own chordstrangler) recorded (and probably wrote) a song called THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY. He calls it "a twist to the story." It's on his album "Joined Up Writing." There are no lyrics or sound sample there, so I can't say for sure whether it's the one you want, but I doubt it. Anyway, it's different from the "pa-rum-pa-pum-pum" one, and it would be nice to have it documented at Mudcat.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (Mickey MacConnell)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 09:18 PM

Jim, the song Boab was after is definitely not Mickey MacConnell's. I thought I'd posted the lyrics on the forum before ...

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
(Mickey MacConnell)

I'm the minister for justice in a sad divided land
Surrounded by rebellion, discontent on every hand
You can see it in men's faces as they draw their weekly dole
With their eyes as bleak as bullets and black murder in their soul
So we'll have to blind the ferryman, break the piper's hands
Lock up all those poets that the people understand
There's a dangerous wind a-blowing through this sad divided land
And it's time to kill the little drummer boy

You see, the poets and the singers are like drummer boys of yore
Who helped to raise the banners and lead foolish men to war
Little boys in scarlet uniforms to keep the troops in step
Up to the muzzles of the cannons on their one-way march to death
So we'll have to blind the ferryman, break the piper's hands
And lock up all those singers that the people understand
There's a dangerous wind a-blowing through this sad divided land
And it's time to kill the little drummer boy

It doesn't matter who's in power at any given time
If we want freedom and democracy we'll have to toe the line
The poor are always with us, on that we're all agreed
And the sooner they realise it then the happier they'll be
So we'll have to blind the ferryman, break the piper's hands
And lock up all those painters that the people understand
There's a dangerous wind a-blowing through this sad divided land
And it's time to kill the little drummer boy

There were drummer boys in Chile, in El Salvador and France
South Africa, the Philippines you can hear them sound 'advance'
In Yugoslavia, in Ireland, behind the Berlin Wall
You know those little drummer boys they would crucify us all
So we'll have to blind the ferryman, break the piper's hands
And lock up all those writers that the people understand
There's a dangerous wind a-blowing through this sad divided land
And it's time to kill the little drummer boy

Yes I'm the minister for justice in this sad divided land
Surrounded by rebellion, discontent on every hand
So I'll have to bring in stricter laws, make sure they know it's wrong
To force rebellion in poetry, in painting and in song
So we'll have to blind the ferryman, break the piper's hands
And lock up all those people that the people understand
There's a dangerous wind a-blowing through this sad divided land
And it's time to kill the little drummer boy

(as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

It can also be found on My Songbook with some notes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: Ythanside
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 05:41 PM

I'm sure that the version Boab is/was looking for was a lullaby recorded by Bing Crosby in the 1930s.
It was a childhood favourite of my late brother, another Boab, and during the latter stages of his terminal illness around twenty years ago I spent quite some time on a fruitless search for a copy of the record or the sheet music.
The only line of it that I can recall is 'so go to sleep my little drummer boy'.
If anyone out there could come up with the complete issue I, too, should be most grateful.
Cheers,
Ythanside


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
From: GUEST,Betty
Date: 06 Jul 08 - 07:36 AM

This is how I sing it to my grandchildren but I am not sure if it is right.

Little Drummer boy, you're all the world to me,
Dressed up in your little soldier's clothes;
Little drummer boy, do climb upon my knee,
And Rest your curly head in sweet repose.
The day has ended little drummer boy,
Lights out was sounded long ago,
So close your eyes my little drummer boy,
And say goodnight to all your friends and foes,
Reveille will sound in the morning.
Once more on parade you will go.
So close your eyes my little drummer boy
And say goodnight to those who love you so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Dummer Boy / Carol of the Drum
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 08:34 AM

According to DustyMusic.com, the song that begins, "Little drummer boy you're all the world to me" is LITTLE DRUMMER BOY by Art Noel & Don Pelosi, 1938.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 02:48 AM

aw shucks.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 06:18 PM

day is ending little druumer boy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,Graham Lenegan
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 06:32 AM

I think a little of the song was done on a Dads Army episode, close your eyes my little Drummer Boy..etc.. I wish I could find a copy also.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Dec 08 - 10:45 AM

Click here to display the results of a Google search that will show you several vendors that are offering the sheet music for sale.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,Gwynne Jones
Date: 06 Aug 09 - 11:46 AM

Hello everyone I can tell you the song was sung by Dorothy Squires who was a vocalist to Billy Reid and his accordian band.It was released on Regal Zonophone MR2730.
It is now available on CD "Best of Dorothy Squires" EMI Gold
ASIN number B0000CZ802.
Also available on MP3 Download.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,pma
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 02:23 AM

Thank you very much Gwynne what a pleasure to hear this my dad used to sing it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:22 PM

The one on Dads Army is a male singer, an Al Bowley type of voice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:27 PM

Here it is available on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Drummer-Boy/dp/B000QP8TW0
Al Bowlly and the Jackdaws.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (Noel/Pelosi)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 09:26 PM

You can play or download this song at The Internet Archive. It's song #6 on that page. Here's my transcription:

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
Words and music by Art Noel and Don Pelosi, ©1938.
As sung by Gracie Fields

1. The day is ended, little drummer boy.
Lights out was sounded long ago,
So close your eyes, my little drummer boy,
And dream of the ones that love you so.
Reveille will sound in the morning.
Once more on parade you will go,
So close your eyes, my little drummer boy,
And say goodnight to all your friends and foes.

2. Little drummer boy, you're all the world to me,
Dressed up in your little soldier's clothes.
Little drummer boy, just climb upon my knee,
And rest your curly head in sweet repose.

REPEAT 1


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,John White
Date: 06 May 12 - 02:18 PM

I have also been looking for the musical score and words. as I remember it the words are:

Little drummer boy you'r all the world to me
dressed up in your little soldier clothes.
Little drummer boy
come climb upon my knee
and rest your weary head in sweet repose
Chorus
The day is ended little drummer boy
Lights out was sounded long ago
So close your eyes my little drummer boy
And dream of the ones which you love so.
Reveille will sound in the morning
Once more on parade you will go
So close your eyes my little drummer boy
And say goodnight to all your friends and foes

Now the day'is through the sandma's on his way
Bringing you a bag of golden dreams
Little drummer boy
Once again you'l play
in a land of magic golden dreams
Chorus

If anyone has the music please send to me. I will pay all costs.
john@lashies.co.za


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 12 - 10:43 AM

Sorry some spelling mistakes above.
Just an old codger trying to use a computer.
John White


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 12 - 07:28 AM

Did anyone find out if you can download this please. my father-in-law wants it to sing to my son.
andreaevens20@yahoo.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,Andrea Evans
Date: 27 May 12 - 08:09 AM

Hi I've found it instantly on tunes cost me £0.79 well happy hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 03:30 PM

Hi Andrea,
I have spent some time on the net looking for the sheet music. Please post web address where I can purchase. - John C
Cape Town


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,John White Cape Town
Date: 14 Jun 14 - 04:01 PM

Hi All,
Anyone found sheet music? Please post web address if you know where to find it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jan 16 - 08:26 PM

My mum is 92 and knows some of the words to this song. Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Drummer Boy (you're all the world)
From: GUEST,Shirley
Date: 15 Jan 17 - 09:10 PM

My dad was in the Royal Regiment of Artillery and used to sing to me
"Little drummer girl you're all the world to me, dressed up in your daddy's soldiers clothes,
Little drummer girl just climb upon my knee and rest your weary head in sweet repose,
The day has ended little drummer girl,lights out has sounded long ago,
So close your eyes my little drummer girl and say goodnight to all your friends and foe.
Revallie will sound in the morning, once more on parade you must go,
So close your eyes my little drummer girl, and say goodnight to all your friends and foe.


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