Little Drummer Boy by Selah


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Little Drummer Boy
by Selah

Album: Rose of Bethlehem - Deluxe
by Selah


Come they told me
Pa rum pum pum pum
Our new born 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 ooooohhhh
Pa rum pum pum pum
When we come

Nge ta mwana
Bula yo eh
Rum bah hay ohway rum bah hay
Rum bah hay ohway rum bah hay

Little baby Rum pah pum pum paah
Pa rum pum pum pum Rumbahay ooh way
I am a poor boy too Rum pah pum pum paah
Pa rum pum pum pum Rumbahay ooh way
I have no gift to bring Rum pah pum pum paah
Pa rum pum pum pum Rum pah pum pum paah
That's fit to give the king Rum pah pum pum paah
Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pah pum pum paah
Rum pum pum pum, Rum pah pum pum paah
Rum pum pum pum Rum pah pum pum paah
Shall I play for you Rum pah pum pum paah
Pa rum pum pum pum Rumbahay ooh way
On my drum

Beto samba, bungalow,
beto to ndima
aayyooohh

Mary nodded
Pa rum pum pum pum
Oh ba leke, ba leke yeh, aayyooohh
The ox and lamb kept time
Pa rum pum pum pum
Oh ba leke, ba leke yeh
I played my drum for him
Pa rum pum pum pum
Ba leke, ba leke yeh
I played my best for him
Pa rum pum pum pum,
Rum pum pum pum,
Rum pum pum pum, aayyooohh

Come they told me Kwisa ku mwana, Kwisa ku mwana
Pa rum pum pum pum Kwisa ku mwana, Kwisa ku mwana
A new born king to see Kwisa ku mwana, Kwisa ku mwana
Pa rum pum pum pum Kwisa ku mwana, Beto ta landa
Our finest gifts we bring Kwisa ku mwana, Kwisa ku mwana
Pa rum pum pum pum Kwisa ku mwana, Beto ta landa
Me and my drum

Bula mwana
Bula ngunga mbote mwana sambu yandi kele zaba

I am a poor boy too
Pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
I play my drum for him
Pa rum pum pum pum
Then he smiled at me
Pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

Kituba-English Translation:
Nge ta mwana (You will see)
Bula yo eh (Play the drum)
Beto samba, bungalow (we will pray)
Beto to ndima (we will believe)
Oh ba leke, ba leke yeh (Oh listen children, children)
Kwisa ku mwana (come and see)
Beto ta landa (we will follow Him)
Bula mwana (play child)
Bula ngunga mbote mwana sambu yandi kele zaba
(play it well because He's watching you)


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