In 1941, American teacher and classical music composer Katherine Kennicott Davis wrote the popular Christmas song, “ The Little Drummer Boy “. It was originally called, “ Carol of the Drum “. It was first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers and since then has been a staple on that holiday playlist.
With so many cover versions out there, which one is your favorite?
Susan Boyle brought the house down when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Singing “ I dreamed a dream “, she stunned the judges and her audience with the power and quality of her voice, breaking the notion that to be successful, one had to be gorgeous for the screen.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
People were mean.
Here is her rendition of “ The Little Drummer Boy “. The 59 year old comes from a small Scottish village but this lady has a weapon she’s not afraid to use.
Appearing at “ The Paul O’Grady Show “, Susan is introduced by the host as,
“True global singing sensation. In four years she shifted more than 20 million albums worldwide. She’s an international star.”
She really is!YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Proving that she still belongs in the limelight, Susan stands confidently on stage, singing the first few parts with grace and poise. Of course, a drum accompanied Susan. And she looks good with her hair style and dress!YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
The song narrates of a poor young boy summoned by the Magi to approach the nativity of the child Jesus. Now this little boy didn’t have a gift to give the newborn King so making use of what he had, the boy played his drum.Pixabay Source: Pixabay
The mother of Jesus, Mary, nodded her approval. The child Jesus smiled at the drummer boy as well. So imagine how this poor little drummer must have felt getting a smile and approval from both Mary and Jesus!Pixabay Source: Pixabay
No gold, frankincense, or myrrh. Just a drum!YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
It’s Susan with four backup singers, four drummers, a man playing the bagpipes, and a partridge in a pear tree. No, not really but Susan once again proves how simplicity often makes for wonderful music.
Her little performance has that operatic feel to it. If the Magi and visitors were Scottish, this could be played in the background during their visit to the nativity scene!YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Just look at how Susan smiles at the bagpiper!
Her viewers are full of praises.
“ Susan your tribute to Christ is absolutely gorgeous just like you. Thank you for this beautiful song.”
“OK it was awesome, then the bagpipe comes in and pushed it OVER THE TOP!!! My new favorite rendition of one of my favorite Christmas songs!”
Susan knows how to put on a show! Seems like it’s her signature move, knowing full well how people underestimated her at first.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
As cute as the little drummer boy’s story is, don’t even think about getting the kids a drum for Christmas. You won’t be smiling like Mary or Jesus when the kid starts banging on it when you’re trying to sleep!
This Scottish lady added her own Scottish sauce on top of this cover. Who knew that the song would sound this good? Go ahead and add this version to that Christmas playlist. Christmas 2020 never sounded better!YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Listen to Susan’s Scottish flavored version of this Christmas classic below!
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