SONG LYRICS FOR: "THE LITTLE DRUMMER"
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Lead Vocal:
Music & Lyrics: Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone (1958) (Music: Traditional Czech Carol)
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"THE LITTLE DRUMMER"
(also called "Carol of the Drum")

Come they told me,
Pa rum pum pum pum,
A newborn 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.

Baby Jesus,
Pa rum pum pum pum,
I am a poor boy too,
Pa rum pum pum pum.
I have no gifts 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.
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,
Me and my drum.

Rum pum pum pum.
[Repeat Four Times]

 

"THE LITTLE DRUMMER" (with chords)

(D)Come they told me,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum,
(D)A newborn King to see,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum.
(A)Our finest (D)gifts we bring,
(G)Pa (D)rum pum pum (A)pum,
To lay be(D)fore the King,
(G)Pa (D7)rum pum pum (G)pum,
Rum pum pum (D)pum, rum pum pum (A)pum,
(D)So to honor Him,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum,
(A7)When we (D)come.

(D)Baby Jesus,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum,
(D)I am a poor boy too,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum.
(A)I have no (D)gifts to bring,
(G)Pa (D)rum pum pum (A)pum,
That's fit to (D)give our King,
(G)Pa (D7)rum pum pum (G)pum,
Rum pum pum (D)pum, rum pum pum (A)pum.
(D)Shall I play for You,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum,
(A7)On my (D)drum?

(D)Mary nodded,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum.
(D)The ox and lamb kept time,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum.
(A)I played my (D)drum for Him,
(G)Pa (D)rum pum pum (A)pum.
I played my (D)best for Him,
(G)Pa (D7)rum pum pum (G)pum,
Rum pum pum (D)pum, rum pum pum (A)pum.
(D)Then He smiled at me,
Pa (A7)rum pum pum (D)pum,
(A)Me and my (D)drum,
(A)Me and my (D)drum.

(A)Rum pum pum (D)pum.
[Repeat Four Times]

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