Mary’s Boy Child


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Lyrics/Music: Harry Belafonte

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Long time ago in Bethlehem, 
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so the Holy Bible say,
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Mary's boy child Jesus Christ 
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was born on Christmas day.
 
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Hark, now hear the angels sing, a King was born today. 
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And man will live for evermore because of Christmas day!
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Trumpets sound and angels sing, listen to what they say,
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And man will live for evermore because of Christmas day!

 
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While shepherds watched their flocks by night, 
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They saw a bright new shining star.
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They hear a choir sing a song,
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The music seemed to come from afar

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Now, Joseph and his wife, Mary,
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Come to Bethlehem that night;   
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They found no place to bear her child,
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Not a single room was in sight.   
 
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Hark, now hear the angels sing, a King was born today. 
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And man will live for evermore because of Christmas day!
 
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By and by, they find a little nook,
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In a stable all forlorn.
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And in a manger cold and dark,
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Mary's little boy was born.
 
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Hark, now hear the angels sing, a King was born today. 
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And man will live for evermore because of Christmas day!
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Trumpets sound and angels sing, listen to what they say,
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And man will live for evermore because of Christmas day!

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