"What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby" as written by and Bob Gibson Joan Baez....
Virgin Mary had a one son,
Oh, glory halleluja,
Oh, pretty little baby,
Glory be to the new born King.

"Well, Mary how you call that pretty little baby,
Oh, pretty little baby,
Oh, pretty little baby,
Glory be to the new born King".

"Well, some call Him Jesus, think I'll call Him Savior
Oh, I think I'll call Him Savior
Oh, I think I'll call Him Savior,
Glory be to the new born King".

Riding from the East there came three wise man,
Oh, came three wise man,
Oh, came three wise man,
Glory to be the new born King.

Said, "Follow that star, you'll surely find the baby,
Oh, surely find the baby,
Oh, surely find the baby,
Glory be to the new born King".

Well, the Virgin Mary had a one son, etc.








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"Virgin Mary (What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby)" as written by Fred Hellerman Erik Darling

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    General CommentIn her 1st LP Joan Baez sang the lyrics as:
    vi-phi.narod.ru/Baez/1959_Folksingers_Round_Harvard_Square/…

    Here we see that 3 wise men and all that jazz came after Mary chose to call the baby not anything plain like Jesus (a name some backwoods carpenter could offer), but an odd name of Saviour. I think that was the wish of the folk author to see Mary's role more spiritual.

    I am quite fond of this early Joan, it was sang so catching - beyond compare. Shame we never heard it in Soviet Union as long as it lasted... this song was too religious, you see.
    vphion September 12, 2009   Link

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