LITTLE DRUMMER BOY? MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER AND HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE—WHO ELSE?

“I played my best for Him—me and my drum!”

Do you wonder what a drum solo would sound like if played for—and to honor—a newborn baby who was proclaimed King of kings? What if they sounded so spectacularly alive you could not help but hear them supported by magnificent celebratory musical sound? Such was produced by Chip Davis and the Manheim Steamroller a quarter century ago. I’ve been a fan for 20 years. Oh yes, you’ll get the chance to sing along. But get fully in the spirit with this famous Chip Davis presentation inspires a child’s fantasy:

Here are the lyrics famously sung by the Harry Simeone Chorale:

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum; A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum; Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum, 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.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum, I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum, I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum, That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum, On my drum?

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,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum; Me and my drum.

Sing along with the famous sound of the Harry Simeone Chorale and be blessed:

 

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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