“Mary Had a Baby”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953 (R. C. Seeger, American Folk Songs for Christmas)
Keywords: Christmas childbirth Jesus religious

Description

"Mary had a baby, oh Lord... People keep a-coming and the train done gone." "What did she name him?" "She named him Jesus." "Where was he born?" "Born in a stable." "Where did they lay him?" "Laid him in a manger"

Recordings

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 375, "Mary Had A Baby" (1 text)
  2. DT, MARYBABY
  3. Roud #11619
  4. BI, FSWB375B