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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Mahalia Jackson - "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (video & lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases Mahalia Jackson singing the Christmas song "Sweet Little Jesus Boy".

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Robert MacGimsey, the composer of this song and thanks to Mahalia Jackson for her musical legacy. Thanks to the publisher of this song on YouTube.

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LYRICS: SWEET LITTLE JESUS BOY
Sweet little Jesus boy
They made you be born in a manger Sweet little holy child
We didn't know who you were
Didn't know you'd come to save us Lord
To take our sins away
Our eyes were blind, we could not see
We didn't know who you were

Long time ago
You were born
Born in a manger Lord
Sweet little Jesus boy
The world treats you mean Lord
Treats me mean too
But that's how things are down here
We don't know who you are

You have told us how
We are trying Master you have shown us how
Even when you were dying
Just seems like we can't do right
Look how we treated you
But please Sir forgive us Lord
We didn't know it was you

Sweet little Jesus boy
Born a long time ago
Sweet little holy child
We didn't know who you were


Source: https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/2869974
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Here's the complete article about this song from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Little_Jesus_Boy
""Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is a Christmas song composed by Robert MacGimsey and published in 1934. Its style is similar to African-American spirituals. It has been recorded by many choirs and solo artists."
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Here's information about Robert MacGimsey from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_MacGimsey
"Robert MacGimsey (Pineville, Louisiana 1898 - Phoenix, Arizona 1979) was an American composer. His most famous song was "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (1934), a well-known Christmas carol written in the style of an African-American spiritual. MacGimsey also composed "Shadrack," which was a 1962 hit for Brook Benton that was also recorded by Louis Armstrong and many others....

Born in Pineville, Louisiana, of white parents, Robert MacGimsey spent most of his formative years in the company of blacks who lived and worked for and with his family. Due to their influence he wrote in an "African American" style, and he is often mistakenly assumed to be a black composer."...

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLE- Mahalia Jackson Sweet Little Jesus Boy



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