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Words and music: Jester Hairston From: Guitar Picker (www.gospelmusic.tk) Mary's Boy Child Long [C] time ago in [F] Bethlehem, So the [G] Holy Bible [C] say; Mary's boy child [F] Jesus Christ Was [C] born on [G7] Christmas [C] day. Chorus [C] Hark now [F] hear the [G7] angels [C] sing, A [Am] new [F] king born [G] today, And [C] man will [F] live [C] forever [Dm] more, [C] Because of [G7] Christmas [C] day. [C] Trumpets [F] sound and the [G7] angels [C] sing, [Am] Listen to [F] what they [G] say. That [C] man will [F] live [C] forever [Dm] more, [C] Because of [G7] Christmas [C] day. While shepherds watched their flocks by night, Them see a bright new shining star, Them hear a choir sing, The music seemed to come from afar. Chorus Now Joseph and his wife Mary, Come to Bethlehem that night, Them find no place to lay she child, Not a single room was in sight. By and by they find a little nook, In a stable all forlorn, And in a manger cold and dark, Mary's little boy was born. Chorus Long time ago in Bethlehem, So the Holy Bible say; Mary's boy child Jesus Christ Was born on Christmas day.
A different key and slighty different arrangement Mary's Boy Child (G)A long time ago in (C)Bethlehem, so the (D)Holy Bible (G)say, Mary's boy child, (C)Jesus Christ was (D)born on Christmas (G)day Chorus: (G)Hark now (C)hear the (D)angels (G)sing, a new King (C)born to(D)day and (G)man will live for(C)ever more, be(D)cause of (C)Christmas (G)day (G)Joseph and his (C)wife, Mary, came to (D)Bethlehem that (G)night, they found no place to (C)lay their heads, not a (D)single room was in (G)sight (G)By and by they found a (C)little place in a (D)stable all for(G)lorn, and in a manger (C)soft and deep, (D)Mary's little (C)boy was (G)born Chorus (G)Trumpets (C)sound and (D)angels (G)sing, (C)listen to what they (D)say, (G)"Man shall live for(C)evermore, be(D)cause of (C)Christmas (G)day"