The Little Drummer Boy (3:21)

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“The Little Drummer Boy” (originally known as “Carol of the Drum”) is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine K. Davis[1] in 1941.

It was recorded in 1955 by The Trapp Family Singers[2] and further popularized by a 1958 recording by the Harry Simeone Chorale.

This version was re-released successfully for several years and the song has been recorded many times since.

[1] Other spelling: Katherine Kennicott Davis

[2] Other spelling: Trapp Family Singers

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