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In the lyrics, the singer relates how, as a poor young boy, he was summoned by the Magi to the Nativity of Jesus. The song was originally titled "Carol of the Drum" and was published by Davis based upon a traditional Czech song. Davis's interest was in producing material for amateur and girls' choirs: Her manuscript is set as a choralein which the tune is in the soprano melody with alto harmony, tenor and bass parts producing the "drum rhythm" and a keyboard accompaniment "for rehearsal only".
It is headed "Czech Carol freely transcribed by K. Robinson", a name under which Davis sometimes published. Their version was credited solely to Davis and published by Belwin-Mills. This arrangement is the one commonly sung today. When 20th Century Fox Records contracted Simeone to make a Christmas album the following year, Simeone hired many of the same singers that had sung in Halloran's version and made a near-identical recording with his newly created Harry Simeone Chorale. The only difference between Simeone's version and Halloran's version, was that Simeone's contained finger cymbals, and had been retitled The Little Drummer Boy.
Simeone and Onorati claimed and received joint composition credits with Davis, although Simeone did not actually compose, write, or arrange it.
The album The Little Drummer Boy - Various - Suosituimmat Joululaulut Kautta Aikojen the song were an enormous success, with the single scoring on the U. Inthe album was reissued under the title The Little The Little Drummer Boy - Various - Suosituimmat Joululaulut Kautta Aikojen Boy: A Christmas Festivalcapitalizing on the single's popularity. The following year the album was released in stereo.
The story depicted in the song is somewhat similar to a 12th-century legend retold by Anatole France as Le Jongleur de Notre Dame French : Our Lady's Jugglerwhich was adapted into an opera in by Jules Massenet. In the French legend, however, a juggler juggles before the statue of the Virgin Maryand Last Night - Various - Late Night Blues statue, according to which version of the legend one reads, either smiles at him or throws him a rose or both, as Dance Nation - Move Your Love the television film, The Juggler of Notre Sønnavindsvalsen - Various - Popular Sounds Of Norway. The popularity of "The Little Drummer Boy" can be seen by the number of cover versions a total of over versions in seven languages are known and live performances in all kinds of music genres:.
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