Something about “Little Drummer Boy” makes it super easy for even a novice to play with gravitas. Also, it turns out to be a carol my lovely spouse likes, so it’s a win-win.
Fun factoid: no one really knows the background of this carol. It was written as “Carol of the Drum” by American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941 and first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers (yes, those Trapp Family Singers). But was it based on traditional Czech lullaby carol “Hajej, nynjej” or the 18th-century Burgundian carol “Pat-a-pan“? No one knows! It’s a mystery for the ages. If… the ages are interested in things like that.
Anyhoo… here’s the song! O rather… here’s a link to the song, because now WordPress won’t let me add it. Butts.
Happy listening! Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum.
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