Mary had a Baby (James W. Keefe)

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  • CPDL #27193:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-09-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 26 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Mary had a baby
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional) American

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1925

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Original text and translations

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Mary had a baby (Aye, Lord)
Mary had a baby (Aye, my Lord)
Mary had a baby (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Where did she lay him? (Aye, Lord)
Where did she lay him? (Aye, my Lord)
Where did she lay him? (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Laid him in a manger (Aye, Lord)
Laid him in a manger (Aye, my Lord)
Laid him in a manger (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

What did she name him? (Aye, Lord)
What did she name him? (Aye, my Lord)
What did she name him? (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Named him King Jesus (Aye, Lord)
Named him King Jesus (Aye, my Lord)
Named him King Jesus (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Who heard the singing? (Aye, Lord)
Who heard the singing? (Aye, my Lord)
Who heard the singing? (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Shepherds heard the singing (Aye, Lord)
Shepherds heard the singing (Aye, my Lord)
Shepherds heard the singing (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Star keeps shining (Aye, Lord)
Star keeps shining (Aye, my Lord)
Star keeps shining (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Moving in the elements (Aye, Lord)
Moving in the elements (Aye, my Lord)
Moving in the elements (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Jesus went to Egypt (Aye, Lord)
Jesus went to Egypt (Aye, my Lord)
Jesus went to Egypt (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Travelled on a donkey (Aye, Lord)
Travelled on a donkey (Aye, my Lord)
Travelled on a donkey (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.

Angels went around him (Aye, Lord)
Angels went around him (Aye, my Lord)
Angels went around him (Aye, Lord)
The people keep a-coming and the train done gone.