Little Drummer Boy - day 12

Before it became world famous as the "Little Drummer Boy," the song was originally titled "Carol of the Drums" because of the repeating line "pa rum pum pum pum," which imitates the sound of a drum.


It's believed to have been written by Katherine K. Davis in 1941. The song lyrics are said to be based on an old Czech carol. It was recorded for Decca as "Carol of the Drum" by the Trapp Family Singers in 1951.


It is about the birth of Jesus Christ and the gifts presented to the newborn king on this momentous day.


Come they told me

pa rum pum pum pum

A new born King to see

pa rum pum pum pum 


This rendition of Little Drummer Boy is possibly one of the most iconic versions of this song with David Bowie and Bing Crosby. It’s a delightful duet with arguably two of the finest male voices of the twentieth century.


Gwenlyn chose Little Drummer Boy because it was one of her favourites when she sang with Weldon WI's choir, String of Pearls.


December 12th - is the birthday of her late husband, known as Taffy. 


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