Tuesday, December 17, 2013

little drummer boy

Long about a very long time ago, when I was in grade school, I had a teacher who loved all kinds of music. I think Christmas carols were a favorite because during December she told us the history of all of them, we also used them for spelling words...not fun...even math...even less fun.   "Little Drummer Boy" was a new carol,
most of us knew at least parts of the lyrics,  it was that popular at the time.   And that was an exciting thing, especially when it was the song my class sang in the Christmas Concert. 

"Carol of the Drum"which became known as "Little Drummer Boy" was written in 1941 by Katherine Kennicot  Davis { K. K. Davis}.  the Trapp Family singers recorded "Little Drummer Boy" in 1955 and in 1958 it was rerecorded by the Harry Simeone Chorale. Of the many versions of this song, none is more dear to my heart that the one sung by Mrs. Walters Third grade class.



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