The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack KeatsA procession travels to Bethlehem, bringing gifts for the newborn baby Jesus. The little drummer boy comes along, although he is too poor to bring a present fit for a king. Instead, he plays a song on his drum for the Christ Child. Within the little drummer boys seemingly simple gift lies the true spirit of Christmas. Ezra Jack Keats vivid, jewel-toned artwork perfectly illustrates this classic holiday carol. Music for the song appears at the back of the book. Keats evocatively portrays this story. -Publishers Weekly
Little Drummer Boy - Christmas Drum Play-Along
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Shared on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and other social networking sites, word is quickly spreading about Oak Park High School student Sean Quigley, the brains behind the video as well as everything else, having written, sung, recorded, edited, directed, and played all of the instruments featured in the Yuletide favorite. Quigley, who drums for his local church in Charleswood, gained an interest in the instrument at the early age of four, due in part to his father who is also a drummer. From there he expanded his music, learning different instruments, most of which was self-taught, while also picking up skills in video shooting and editing. Brainstorming concepts for the video, Quigley desired to make the work international. After talking with several international and exchange students from his school, he decided to incorporate them into the video. The day before the shooting, he had prayed for a good day, hoping to make the video great.
The song has its roots in a French legend turned short story and play titled The Juggler of Notre Dame , wherein a juggler who has lost his faith performs his act in front of a statue of Mary , since he has no gift to leave in front of it. The story varies in certain details, but all have a miracle occur when Mary somehow acknowledges the Christmas gift. Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum A newborn King to see, pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum When we come Little baby, pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum That's fit to give our King, pa rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum On my drum Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum Rum pum pum pum Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum Me and my drum. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Categories :.