The Little Drummer Boy lyrics

by Celtic Woman


Veni redemptor gentium (Come, Redeemer of the nations;)
Ostende partum virginis (Show forth the Virgin birth;)

Miretur omne saeculum (Let every age marvel:)
Talis decet partus deum (Such a birth befits God.)

Puer natus est nobis
Filius datus est nobis
(A Boy is born to us.)

Come, they told me, parum pum pum pum
Our new born King to see, parum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, parum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, parum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
So to honour Him, parum pum pum pum
When we come

Baby Jesus, parum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, parum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, parum pum pum pum
That's fit to give a King, parum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Shall I play for you, parum pum pum pum
On my drum?

Mary nodded parum pum pum pum
The Ox and Lamb kept time, parum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, parum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, parum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Then He smiled at me, parum pum pum pum
Me and my drum
Me and my drum
Na na na na...

Song Details:

Writer: Katherine Kennicott Davis (1941)
Born: June 25, 1892 in St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
Died: April 20, 1980
Profession: American classical music composer, pianist and teacher... more

Veni redemptor gentium: Christmas hymn by St. Ambrose (340 – 397) - bishop of Milan... more
Puer natus est nobis: Gregorian Chant from Isaiah 9:6... more

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