This is a traditional English Christmas carol from the West Indies. (source)

Lyrics

1. The Virgin Mary had a baby boy (repeat twice)
And they say that his name was Jesus.

Refrain
He come from the glory, He come from the glorious kingdom. (repeat)
O yes, believer (repeat)
He come from the glory, He come from the glorious kingdom.

2. The angels sang when the baby was born…

3. The shepherds came where the baby was born…

4. The wise men saw when the baby born…

5. They saw the star over Bethlehem
They saw the star over Bethlehem
The trailed that star over Bethlehem
To the crib of the child named Jesus. Refrain

6. They found a manger in Bethlehem
They found a manger in Bethlehem
And in that manger in Bethlehem
They worshipped the child named Jesus. Refrain

This is a great holiday song that illustrates syncopation! Try singing it “straight,” (with no syncopation) and then sing it syncopated.

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    • Adapted Lyrics – Secular & Hanukkah lyrics (“Days We Love Best”)
    • Orff arrangement
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