Charles, Ray - The Little Drummer Boy Lyrics




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
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
Shall I play for You? (pa-rum pum 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 pum)
I played my best for Him
Then He smiled at me (pa-rum pum pum pum)
Me and my drum





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Charles, Ray The Little Drummer Boy Comments
  1. Miss Kelly

    Feb 2020 still 🎵 💃

  2. markyn251255 markyn251255

    TOO POVERTY MINDED...TOO IMPOVERISHED..TO OFFER JESUS A GIFT...POOR PENNILESS LITTLE DRUMMER BOY ...THIS STANDARD BY THE GREAT ARTISTE HIMSELF SHOULD INCLUDE ....AN EXTENDED DRUM BEAT FADE-OUT ...AT END OF SONG...TO CONVEY THE HEARTFELT SINCERITY OF THE DRUMMER BOY TO SHOW HIS GRATITUDE AND HAPPINESS IN BEING ABLE TO PLAY FOR THE PRESENCE OF HIS CHRIST.

  3. Werner Raggl

    This is my first Christmas-song I play in my CD-player every year and my last one, when my Christmas-tree leaves my house.

  4. bigstump13

    Great rendition of one the best Christmas songs

  5. BigTexFyre

    Merry Christmas, December 25, 2019!

  6. Matthew Caskey

    Ray was gifted indeed.

  7. REDEEMED K H

    Merry Christmas everyone 2019. May you have a blessed new year.

  8. SR Gamer

    That break a 2:45 yooo..🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿 genius

  9. SR Gamer

    ........ ......... enough said🔥

  10. Will Work 4 Food

    Damn that was straight fire

  11. Elroy Pauline

    My heart is rejoiced.. 🕊️🕊️💞💞

  12. Andrew j wheeler jr

    Brother ray ray Charles with the little drummer boy classic gem of a masterpiece it,s beautiful too listen to especially on a Christmas Eve evening of some good old Christmas time favorites would you agree god bless all of you out there and merry before Christmas😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙😙.

  13. samspace81

    Beautiful

  14. Mark J

    Ray Charles. Is the man..... i never knew he did this.. Christmas eve 2019.... 👍👍

  15. joseph rinaldi

    A little of RAY on Christmas eve 2019

    Lilly Wilson

    Pu,z,zles OP

  16. KEVIN Prohl

    Very nice I have no gift that is fit for a King

  17. Miss Kelly

    Hallelujah 🙌🏾

  18. eyoung2289

    Feels like Christmas!!!

  19. Black Berry lady

    Outstanding..🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏅🏅🏅🏅👐🏿🖐🏽👐🏿🖐🏽👐🏿🖐🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  20. AMIE NELSON

    Thinking of you this Christmas....Irene Marquez

  21. Javier Fernandez

    Good stuff.

  22. Sylvia Williams

    And to all remember to respect each and everyone. happy holidays, merry Christmas Christ Jesus.
    .

    Miss Kelly

    I see why this is Angela’s favorite Christmas song!! Ray’s voice is pure ASMR 🎄

  23. Rosa Ruiz

    My husband love Ray Charles music I like it too. Best singer of all time!

  24. Andre Galvao

    Ray was the best 🙌🏽 RIP

  25. Cornelia Denninger

    Merry Christmas to all 2019!!!

  26. Dan Nywening

    WOW! just WOW how have I never heard this before? Absolutely touches your soul.

  27. maxx mabemwe

    Once this german turd made a comment to me that our music is primitive. The only value that any music has is the pleasure it gives to the listener. Mr. Raymond Charles Robinson touched my soul, and it does not get any better than that!

  28. Denis Wilson

    3:43 them boards

  29. Denis Wilson

    One of the best renderings on this or any Christmas song period.. his heart is in it and that band is on point

  30. sullivancountydays

    Sing it brother Ray!

  31. Kristal Price

    These is what happens when you put stoner in studio music became classics.... Ray are voice leaves on

  32. Angie York

    I Literally Play this All Year Round♥️

  33. crossanchorjournal

    Oh, Yeah! Ray nails this great song. I'm not forgetting Ray. Praise Jesus.

  34. Nate Chevalier

    Best version!

  35. Corey Smith

    No one does it better....The Great Ray Charles

  36. dr-nocka.

    This is so hard. Boy ok skool is so hard. Sorry for dropping the ball but it's not over. Were going to bring the funk back.

  37. Mark Anderson

    JESUS!!!!

  38. Terry McGrath

    My older brother introduced me to Ray Charles music when I was 7 yrs. old (63 years ago). Ray Charles has been in my life ever since.
    I have been very fortunate to have seen Ray live 4 times. His voice, songs, performance are totally unique - wonderful - moving !!!

    markyn251255 markyn251255

    TRY THIS...https://youtu.be/TGZsrWNbUhA

  39. ArmorInPlace

    Give Ray Charles a thumbs up! 🤔😉😊😘 One of my favorite singers in the world.

  40. ArmorInPlace

    I just love this song cuz makes me happy!

  41. Steve

    damn between this and MJ version, the best ones!

  42. jan williams

    Beautiful to hear praises to our Lord and Saviour. Glory to God!

  43. ArmorInPlace

    My finest gift to you, pom rum pom pom pom pom!

  44. Seymour Hagans PR

    Yes, Ray! Sing that!

  45. Wendy Russell

    I love Ray Charles. My daddy use to play when I was a little girl.

  46. ArmorInPlace

    I will do my best for HIm!
    Pahrump a pum pum pum! 😁

  47. ArmorInPlace

    My very favorite holiday song, EVER!!!!😉😊😍

  48. Gabriel White

    🎶I never get tired🎵

  49. Gabriel White

    My father would play this every Christmas when I was a teen. Im 43 & I play this every year for my 2 daughters & my 2 kitty cats..

    sheev Palpatine

    I have 14 kitty cats

  50. Brandon Stephens

    ray is the best. who else agrees?

  51. Donna C

    Best ever!!! Thank you

  52. Busta Bass

    Sing it Ray!
    I 'm feelin' ya on my bass bro.
    Haa'Mercy 👑🎸🎵

  53. Benedicta Mashele

    He still owns the stage even if he is no more. Best version ever!

    Michael jf

    Benedicta Mashele omg did he die 🙏😿 i did not know this rip

    Benedicta Mashele

    Oh yes in 2004

  54. Jack Seamon

    Trumpets! Amazing.

  55. Bill Orights

    There is nobody that can ever touch Mr Charles when it comes to singing . The man was the best.

  56. Mischtchratzer

    best, truly and absolutely best version... was not prepared for this ......

  57. Patrice Marie

    Beautiful Christmas Memories! .... OMG!

  58. Denton this&that

    Beautiful

  59. Connor Selby

    have mercy!

  60. Matt Vincent

    Best I've ever heard!!!! Wonderful!!!

  61. Pops Meece

    every Sunday-   not   every   Christmas--  great

  62. Raphael M

    Thank you Ray........

    Zelda Williams

    Ikr!! Thank you Mr. Charles.💖💯

  63. Jerry Williams

    (  Ray Charles  ) None better

  64. Chris

    The best Christmas album ever produced.

  65. Ray Consiglio

    Only Ray Charles can put soul, Christian, blues and country into a classic!!!

  66. Margeir Ólafsson

    Katherine Kennicott Davis (June 25, 1892 - April 20, 1980) was a composer, pianist, and author of the famous Christmas tune "The Little Drummer Boy".

  67. ACERAMGAD

    God is beautiful!!!!!!!!

    Zach L

    You spelled Ray wrong...

  68. ACERAMGAD

    Sweet baby! Sweet joy of life! Teach it well! Teach my baby love!LOVE!

  69. ACERAMGAD

    Very honorable!

    ACERAMGAD

    Happy Man!

  70. Mercury Gemini0711

    Beautiful

  71. Reggie Real

    Destroy all the other version please. That shit make you do some soul searching.

    Snoop Dawgg

    Amen...Reggie

  72. ACERAMGAD

    Perfecto!

  73. All American Rides

    Hands down the best version.

    Zelda Williams

    yes! yes! yes!! Chills me to my soul!😌

  74. Caesar Black

    A timeless classic done right! Thank you, Mr. Charles.

    jorgelatin007

    RIP...Maestro.

  75. Monachello Gaetan

    super !!!

  76. Alex Eba

    Great !!!

  77. William Hendrix

    absolutly the best rendition to date.

  78. RXmusic4YOU

    ....my favorite traditional seasonal song....and my goodness....none other than 'Ray Man'....Ray can sing anything....

  79. Brent A. Wells

    All I know is at 3:25 it gets real funky

    Natasha Phillips

    Brent A. Wells agreed it take you the song to a whole notner level. Yeah Baby! peace & love

    happy holiday s🎄

    Richard Thompson

    It's already beautiful and then just... damn. I don't think I'd be feeling Christmas at all this year if I hadn't found this. Thank you KCSM.

    Dimitri Jackson

    These clowns dont know; They could never be hip!!!

    Mystoneshavenomoss Gill

    You mean jazzy smooth and mellow

  80. Lorenzo Gullotta

    wah... maby the best version i have heard so far...

    Chase F

    This is definitely the best version. 👌🏻

  81. Chrissie Dyson

    Like this a lot. So moving.

  82. Reverend Rich Larry Kemp

    Mr. Ray, you put real soul in this ancient tradition song, thank you, sir !
    masterichlkemp.cpm

  83. Victoria rosetti

    It don't get any better than this! I love anything by Ray Charles, you can feel it in your soul it's so deep!

  84. ChitownFan16

    It's happily stuck on auto-play!

  85. Bob Claster

    Who did this magnificent arrangement?

    alexander easley

    Ray Charles did it

  86. OpentheEyeProduction

    Best version of this song ever!! So much soul!

  87. Linsley Godhigh

    this is the best version ever from the great mr ray charles   thank you ray!!!!!

    Brent A. Wells

    +JEFFERY KILGORE same here, I hated TLDB, until a few days ago I was in a speedway gas station and heard this over the loudspeaker. I was like HOLD UP!!!How did I not know about this version! Needless to say I didn't walk out until it was over

    Adrian Avila

    I Agree, Ray was and is Great <3

    Zelda Williams

    Hello!! The other versions are cancelled!🙂

    Kris Robinson

    @Zelda Williams

    There just might be all of the others sounds like a lalabye jingle
    This version is for grown up

    Kris Robinson

    I have the whole CD got it for just $5:00 at KOHL'S they sells Christmas CD each year and give the money to charity

    I really was not much of a fan until I saw Ray

  88. Carmella Carter

    I LOVE THIS SONG - IT HAS ALOT OF STRONG FEELING THAT- ONE CAN FEEL FROM THE MUSIC - YOU HAVE TO FEEL THE MUSIC - TO UNDERSAND - I PLAY THIS SONG ALL YEAR AROUND - IT'S DEEP LIKE THAT . . .

    BRIAN INGRAM

    I know right. Start out country western;threw in a little gospel filled with R&B and ended up soul..  BLUES at it's best!

    Elsie Carr

    He did the darn thing, now didn't he? Glad I got to ride along.

    Anne Williamson

    I play it all year round too x