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Brad 26 Sep 98 - 02:14 AM
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Subject: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: Brad
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 02:14 AM

I'd like the source and any additional lyrics to this one:
The virgin Mary had a baby boy,
The virgin Mary had a baby boy,
The virgin Mary had a baby boy,
And they named him the name of Jesus

He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom,
He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom,
Oh yes, believers,
Oh yes, believers,
Oh, yes, believers,
He come from the glorious kingdom
Thanks
Brad http://www.camasnet.com/~asondahl/bradindex.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE VIRGIN MARY HAD A BABY BOY (Trinidad)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 03:44 AM

The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
Trinidadian Traditional

The virgin Mary had a baby boy,
The virgin Mary had a baby boy,
The virgin Mary had a baby boy,
And they say that his name was Jesus

He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom,
He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom,
Oh yes, believer!
Oh yes, believer!
He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom

The angels sang when the baby born
The angels sang when the baby born
The angels sang when the baby born
And proclaim him the Savior Jesus
Chorus

The wise men went where the baby born,
The wise men went where the baby born,
The wise men went where the baby born,
And they say that his name was Jesus
Chorus

(the soloist could improvise further verses, e.g., "The shepherds came when the baby born," "They left their gifts where the baby born," etc.)

From the Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols
Source: The Edric Connor Collection of West Indian Spirituals (1945)
Connor explains: ‘This, the only West Indian Negro carol I found, was taught me by James Bryce, whose parents and grandparents were in Trinidad before the abolition of slavery in 1834. I met Bryce in 1942, when he was ninety-four years of age, but he was still working, in rags, on a grapefruit plantation for one shilling, eightpence a day. He died September 13, 1943.’ The music of the verse is in a calypso idiom, but the refrain, which may predate it, has powerful echoes of Africa and has been harmonized accordingly.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE VIRGIN MARY HAD A BABY BOY
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 04:12 AM

MIDI file: VIRGIN~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
Text: By Trinidadian Traditional
Key: G
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: Brad
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 01:56 PM

Thanks, any idea who popularized it? I heard it in the early 60's, but where I don't know


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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: BBJ
Date: 26 Sep 98 - 08:38 PM

I recall a Chad Mitchell Trio version, although you could hardly call any of their work "popular" except with a very small audience.


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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: Roger Himler
Date: 27 Sep 98 - 12:22 AM

Brad,

I am certain The Kingston Trio did this song. They at least made it popular with me.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: rich r
Date: 27 Sep 98 - 12:21 PM

Both the Weavers and Harry Belafonte recorded the song although I don't recall if the Weavers version was before or after the "sabbatical" as they often referred to the blacklisting period. I also have an erxtended play "45" (Columbia B-9231) called "Calypso Christmas" performed by the DePaur Chorus. I contains 4 songs including a rather up temp arrangement of "De Virgin Mary Had Baby Boy". There is no year on it, but I presume it is sometime in the 1950's (can't just say 50's, Y2K you know). I am sure the recording was made to take advantage of the surge of interest in calypso at the time.

rich r


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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Nov 98 - 12:58 AM

Note that there are several songs with similar titles. The one in the database is "The Virgin Mary Had One Son," which was very popular with folksingers of the 60's. I suppose this one here is the calypso-style Christmas song that won the most popularity in the U.S.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: MOE
Date: 18 Dec 98 - 10:27 PM

The version I remember was way cool because of the verse "some call him Budha I think I'll call him Jesus mmm Pretty Little Jesus Glory Be To the New Born King" and so on to Include Everybody. Thats the Version of the song I'm Interested In. Moe


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Subject: RE: The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
From: John Hindsill
Date: 19 Dec 98 - 10:37 AM

Moe--I have a recording of the song similar to your snippet (no reference to Buddha, though). It is a duet by Marilyn Child & Glenn Yarbrough-yes, that GY!-on Elektra 143. Title "Mary Had a Baby". This goes back to 1958.


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Subject: ADD Version: The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
From: Artful Codger
Date: 26 Nov 05 - 12:35 AM

Here's the version sung by Harry Belafonte. It has a couple verses not included above.

VIRGIN MARY HAD A BABY BOY

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy [3x]
And they gave him the name of Jesus.

        Chorus:
He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom.
He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom.
Oh yes, believer, oh yes, believer,
He come from the glory,
He come from the glorious kingdom.

The wise men went where the baby born [3x]
And they said that his name was Jesus.

The saw the star over Bethlehem,
That glorious star over Bethlehem,
They trailed that star over Bethlehem
Till they came to the crib of Jesus.

They found a manger in Bethlehem,
A lowly manger in Bethlehem,
And in that manger in Bethlehem
They worshipped the child named Jesus.


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