“Virgin Mary Had a Little Baby”

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


"The Virgin Mary had a little baby, O, glory hallelujah. O, pretty little baby, Glory be to the newborn King." "What you gonna name that pretty little baby?" "Some call him one thing, think I'll call him Jesus"



  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 384, "Virgin Mary Had One Son" (1 text)
  2. Roud #12207
  3. BI, FSWB384A