What is the origin of the song little drummer boy?

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The lyrics tell the apocryphal story of a poor young boy who, unable to afford a gift for the infant Jesus, plays his drum for the newborn with the Virgin Mary's approval. Miraculously, the baby, although a newborn, seems to understand and smiles at the boy in gratitude. The story is somewhat similar to an old twelfth-century legend retold by Anatole France as Le jongleur de Notre-Dame (The Juggler of Notre Dame), which was adapted into an opera in 1902 by Jules Massenet. In the French legend, however, a juggler juggles before the statue of the Virgin Mary.
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Is The Little Drummer Boy a hymn?

No it is a fictional song-story like Wenceslaus and should not be played in a church. On the other hand I have heard- Do you Hear what I Hear? in churches- and that takes some

What are the lyrics for the little drummer boy?

"The Little Drummer Boy" (originally titled "The Carol of the Drum") by Katherine K. Davis, 1941 Come they told me Pa rup a pum pum A new born king to see Pa rup a pum pum Ou

What are The words to the little drummer boy?

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The Ox and Lamb. when I first heard the song, even then I guess petroleum fumes in me somewhere, I thought the verse was: Then He nudged her, pa rum pa pum pum, ( get this) Th

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Yes he is real like you and me, he used to play drums for jesus christ, then grew up to become one of the most known composers of middle eastern music. He wrote many symphonie
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Occupation is not stated. could have been a soldier or militiaman, or something of that nature, no mention of a Parade, so not a secular drummer or flagman, both of which are
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Who wrote 'The Little Drummer Boy'?

Little Drummer Boy, also known as "Carol of the Drum" is a song written by a Classical American composer named Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. It was first recorded in 195