Songs & Hymns

Mary had a Baby

(Praise)
This Christmas carol comes from the African-American tradition and talks about the coming of the baby Jesus. In verses 2, 4 & 6 you could try having a soloist or a solo group singing the questions with everyone responding 'yes, Lord' at the end of each line.

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Mary had a baby, yes, Lord;
Mary had a baby, yes, my Lord;
Mary had a baby, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

What did she name him, yes, Lord;
What did she name him, yes, my Lord;
What did she name him, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

Mary named him Jesus, yes, Lord;
Mary named him Jesus, yes, my Lord;
Mary named him Jesus, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

Where was he born, yes, Lord;
Where was he born, yes, my Lord;
Where was he born, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

Born in a stable, yes, Lord;
Born in a stable, yes, my Lord;
Born in a stable, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

Where did she lay him, yes, Lord;
Where did she lay him, yes, my Lord;
Where did she lay him, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

Laid him in a manger, yes, Lord;
Laid him in a manger, yes, my Lord;
Laid him in a manger, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming but the train has gone!

In this version © 1987 Word & Music / The Jubilate Group, 4 Thorne Park Road, Torquay TQ2 6RX copyrightmanager@jubilate.co.uk.  This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence.  CCLI Song No. 1048510. Please include every item you copy in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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