The Virgin Mary Had-A One Son (Calypso Carol)

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Category
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

SATB (divisi) a capella, congas (or bongos), and finger cymbals (or triangle). A catchy Calypso rhythm, sure to be a hit with your choir - especially in colder climes!

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Lyrics

The Virgin Mary had-a one son,
Yes, Lord, yes, Lord!
The Virgin Mary had-a one son,
Hallelujah!

Glory, Hallelujah,
Glory be to the new-born King,
Glory, Hallelujah,
Glory to the Lord.

Mary, what you gonna call your purty little baby?
Yes, Lord, yes, Lord;
Mary, what you gonna call your purty little baby?
Hallelujah.

Some call him a-one thing,
Think I'll call him 'Manuel,
'Manuel, 'Manuel,
Some call him a-one thing,
Think I'll call him Counselor,
HAllelujah!

Glory, hallelujah!
Glory to the new-born king!
Glory, hallelujah!
Glory to the Lord.

Some call him a-one thing,
Think I'll call him Jesus,
HAllelujah!

Glory, hallelujah!
Glory to the new-born king!
Glory, hallelujah!
Glory to the Lord.