‘Mary, did you know?’: Christmas song No. 4

| December 19, 2013

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This famous carol, originally written in the early 1800s (the original German version's lyrics composed by a Parish priest) in part retells the tale of ...

Here, another tune written in the 1980s, with lyrics by Mark Lowry — the story goes that Lowry, with music by Buddy Greene, penned the “Mary, did you know?” tune at the request of his pastor. It was to be part of a Christmas choir presentation.

As with No. 5 in our list, it offers a retelling of the birth of Jesus of sorts, with special emphasis on mother Mary and the baby boy’s future.¬†

The version by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd below was released in 1997. 

Tomorrow: No. 3…

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