Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord by Trochilidae

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Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord


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Thank you very much, VITAMINDEE , for making this awesome banner entitled "Trochilidae's Christmas Album" featuring my 15 Christmas songs in completion of the entire event ( 15 weeks for the main entries) of VitaminDee's Awesome Christmas Playlist 2017.

This recording is # 1/15 in this album#2.

"Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord" is a 1956 Christmas song, written by Jester Hairston. It is widely performed as a Christmas carol.
The song had its genesis when Hairston was sharing a room with a friend. The friend asked him to write a song for a birthday party. Hairston wrote the song with a calypso rhythm because the people at the party would be mainly West Indians. The song's original title was "He Pone and Chocolate Tea", pone being a type of corn bread. It was never recorded in this form.

Some time later Walter Schumann, at the time conducting Schumann's Hollywood Choir, asked Hairston to write a new Christmas song for his choir. Hairston remembered the calypso rhythm from his old song and wrote new lyrics for it.

Harry Belafonte heard the song being performed by the choir and sought permission to record it. It was recorded in 1956 for his album An Evening with Belafonte.
One of the best-known cover versions of the song is from the German disco-group Boney M. from 1978, "Mary's Boy Child – Oh My Lord." This version returned the song to the top of the UK chart.
When Hairston found out how well the Boney M version had done, he said: "God bless my soul. That's tremendous for an old fogey like me". He was 78 at the time.

May you find peace and joy listening to my version.
Happy Christmas Holiday!!!!

Thanks for listening,


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Darin_SharonLEVEL 95

Comment by Darin_SharonGOLD

Great job, on such a pretty song!

Caramia_JimLEVEL 63

Comment by Caramia_JimGOLD

Love this upbeat version of this great song. Very well done. Jim

CarstenS7445LEVEL 84

Comment by CarstenS7445GOLD

beautiful beautiful chrismas starsssss your way great voice and vocal

BonnieK4506LEVEL 97

Comment by BonnieK4506PATRON +1

You did a wonderful job singing this one!

Love this version! Beautifully done!


angelicbratLEVEL 74

Comment by angelicbratGOLD

gorgeous sing

tigers12LEVEL 94

Comment by tigers12GOLD +3


beautiful sing hun xx

IMDuckieLEVEL 59

Comment by IMDuckieGOLD

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O... i luv this one!!

Aweeeee such a pretty sing from U!!

U really brought a delicate softness to this one which added such a nice touch!!

LUVd my listen!!



Comment by BLTN67GOLD

So It!

TeachersruleLEVEL 84

Comment by TeachersruleGOLD +1

Hey Rita!! I love this song!!! You sure are sounding pretty on this!!! Fantastic singing!!! Wish you a lovely week!!*********************Hugs, Pat

TrochilidaeLEVEL 108

Comment by TrochilidaeSNAP-STAR +29

Hey Rita!! I love this song!!! You sure are sounding pretty on this!!! Fantastic singing!!! Wish you a lovely week!!*********************Hugs, PatTeachersrule

Thanks, Pat... I love this song so much...
That was almost a 3 year journey .... lol and I've found you! You sing so beautifully....

VitaminDeeLEVEL 101

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Angelgirl758LEVEL 111

Comment by Angelgirl758SNAP-STAR +30

HI Trochie
I can't pick just one thing I love about this performance, because I love everything.
The song is fabulous and so is the Cam and BG.
Most of all your vocals are beautiful on this!!!
Love it!!

odelLEVEL 49

Comment by odelGOLD

WOW such a wonderful stunning performance.....sounding so beautiful.

Teacup10LEVEL 77

Comment by Teacup10PATRON

Pretty vocals! I love your voice on this as well as the slideshow. The total package was awesome.

BunnyLEVEL 92

Comment by BunnyGOLD +4

Totally enjoyed your sing on this beautiful song. Hugs, Bunny


Comment by PammyGGOLD

Sweet and lovely performance! my listen

Bucks_FizzLEVEL 110

Comment by Bucks_FizzGOLD

Thanks for the coloured name :)

I've always liked this one.

Fab sing.

Enjoyed my listen.

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