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Mary's Boy Child Harry Belafonte
[G]Long time ago in [C]Bethlehem, so the [D]Holy Bible [G]say,
[G]Mary's boy child [C]Jesus Christ, was [G]born on [D7]Christmas [G]Day.
[G]Hark, now [C]hear the [D7]angels [G]sing, a [Em]new king [C]born [D]today, and
[G]man will [D]live [G]for [C]evermore, be[G]cause of [D7]Christmas [G]day.
[G]Trumpets [C]sound and [D7]angels [G]sing, [Em]listen to [C]what they [D]say, that
[G]man will [D]live for [C]evermore, be[G]cause of [D7]Christmas [G]Day.
While shepherds watch their flocks by night, They saw a bright new shining star,
They thought they heard a choir sing, the music seemed to come from afar.
Now Joseph and his wife, Mary, came to Bethlehem that night,
they found no place to bear her child, not a single room was in sight.
By and by they find a little nook in a stable all forlorn,
and in a manger cold and dark, Mary's little boychils was born.