1. Long time ago in Bethlehem
so de Holy Bible say,
Mary boy chile, Jesus Christ,
he bom on Christamas day.
Listen hear de angels sing
a new King born to day,
and man will live for ever more
because of Christamas day.
2. While shepherds watched their flocks by night
dem see a bright new shining star,
and den dem hear a choir sing,
de music seemed to come from afar.
3. When Joseph and he wife Mary
came to Bethlehem dat night,
dem find no place for to born she child,
not a single room was in sight.
4. Den bye and bye dem find a little nook
in a stable all forlorn,
and in a manger cold and dark
Mary little boy was born.