In 1941, Katherine K. Davis penned the words and music to "Carol of the Drum," which, in 1958 was renamed "The Little Drummer Boy." This Harry Simeone Chorale version took the country by storm that Christmas, becoming the second most popular Christmas song, after "White Christmas," which was written in 1940.
As legend goes, the little drummer boy knows that he is poor and can give nothing more than his song, but he also believes that "It is fit to give to a King!" With Mary's permission and the support of the ox and lamb, who kept time, "He played his best!" Notice the words of the last two stanzas: [Read more…]