LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
“The Little Drummer Boy,” also known as “Carol of the Drum,” is a beloved Christmas song that has been recorded by some of the most iconic artists in music history. Originally written by American composer Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941, the song was first recorded by the Trapp Family in 1951 and gained widespread popularity with a 1958 recording by the Harry Simeone Chorale. Since then, it has been covered by numerous artists including Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
In the lyrics, the singer relates how, as a poor young boy, he was summoned by the Magi to the Nativity of Jesus. Without a gift for the Infant, the little drummer boy played his drum with approval from Jesus’s mother, Mary, recalling, “I played my best for him” and “He smiled at me”.
Eddy McManus adds his own special touch to this timeless classic with his emotive vocals, bringing a new level of depth and emotion to the song. His powerful performance is sure to get you in the holiday spirit and will leave you feeling uplifted and filled with joy.
Overall, Eddy McManus’s version of “The Little Drummer Boy” is a must-listen for fans of the holiday season. His stunning vocals and heartfelt performance make this rendition of the classic song truly special and one that you’ll want to listen to year after year.