Little Drummer Boy Lyrics by Pentatonix


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Little Drummer Boy Lyrics
[Avi:]
Come they told me
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

[Scott:]
A new born King to see
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

[Mitch:]
Our finest gifts we bring
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

[Kirstie:]
To lay before the king
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum

So to honor Him
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
When we come

[Scott:]
Little baby
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I am a poor boy too
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

[Mitch & Kirstie:]
I have no gift to bring
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
That's fit to give our King
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum

[Kevin:]
Shall I play for you
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

[Avi & Scott:]
Mary nodded
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
The ox and lamb kept time
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

I played my drum for Him
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
I played my best for Him
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum

[All:]
Then He smiled at me
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Me and my drum

[Kristie:]
Come they told me
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new born King to see
Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Me and my drum
Me and my drum
Me and my drum
Me and my drum
Rum-pum-pum-pum
Writer: OLUSOLA, KEVIN HOYING, SCOTT KAPLAN, AVI MALDONADO, KIRSTEN GRASSI, MITCHELL
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Little Drummer Boy Info:

This Little Drummer Boy is an a capella cover of the christmas classic by Pentatonix.

Little Drummer Boy was originally a Czech song which Katherine Davis translated to English in 1941. Dawn Halloran explains: "This song was originally published as 'Carol of the Drum,' a traditional Czech carol, by Katharine K. Davis. My father, Jack Halloran, arranged it and recorded it under the same title on his 1957 Dot album, Christmas is A-Comin'. Henry Onorati was a producer for Dot who worked on the project and took the arrangement to Harry Simeone, who had nothing to do with my father's recording.

Dot was to put out the single of 'Carol of the Drum' for the Christmas '57 season, but for unknown reasons did not get it out in time. Meanwhile, Onorati took the arrangement to Simeone who hired the same singers, re-recorded it adding finger cymbols and cutting a difficult passage just before the last phrase. It was then put out as a single under the title 'Little Drummer Boy,' by Harry Simeone, Katharine K. Davis and Henry Onorati. I've seen the master recording of the song and it pre-dates Simeone's by a year. And for the record, no one else ever arranged 'for' my father. He was the arranger for other artists."

It was released around Christmas every year from 1958-1962. It made the US Top-40 all 5 years and became a holiday classic.

From the Album:
PTXmas (2013)

Released:
Nov. 18th, 2013

Genre:
A Cappella, Pop

Length: 4:14

Music video:
"Little Drummer Boy" on YouTube

The YouTube video of "Little Drummer Boy" that was released on Nov. 25th, 2013

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