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On October 14, 2017
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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,Trochilidae
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Great job, on such a pretty song!
Love this upbeat version of this great song. Very well done. Jim
beautiful beautiful chrismas starsssss your way great voice and vocal
You did a wonderful job singing this one!
Love this version! Beautifully done!
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beautiful sing hun xx
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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!!
So nice..so soft...so sweet...so It!
Hey Rita!! I love this song!!! You sure are sounding pretty on this!!! Fantastic singing!!! Wish you a lovely week!!*********************Hugs, Pat
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....
HI TrochieI 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!!
WOW such a wonderful stunning performance.....sounding so beautiful.
Pretty vocals! I love your voice on this as well as the slideshow. The total package was awesome.
Totally enjoyed your sing on this beautiful song. Hugs, Bunny
Sweet and lovely performance! my listen
Thanks for the coloured name :)
I've always liked this one.
Enjoyed my listen.
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