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The Little Drummer Boy


The Little Drummer Boy is an American Christmas carol by Katherine Kennicott Davis. The version popular today was influenced by Harry Simeone and Henry Onorati. The lyrics tell the story of a poor boy, who without a material gift to present to baby Jesus, gave him the gift of music. Open hand octaves simulate the drumbeat that the little boy brings to the child in the manger.

Read more and listen to the software-generated mp3 below!

This well known carol is perfect for singing along and performing for family.

One page; beginner; no lever changes; key of F major. Chord symbols and fingerings included. Arranged for full size harp (lowest note second F below middle C, highest note second E flat above middle C).

Listen to The Little Drummer Boy (software-generated mp3):