Mary had a baby, yes, Lord;
Mary had a baby, yes, my Lord;
Mary had a baby, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

2. What did she name him, yes, Lord;
what did she name him, yes, my Lord;
what did she name him, yes, Lord?
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

3. Mary named him Jesus, yes, Lord;
Mary named him Jesus, yes, my Lord;
Mary named him Jesus, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

4. Where was he born, yes, Lord;
where was he born, yes, my Lord;
where was he born, yes, Lord?
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

5. Born in a stable, yes, Lord;
born in a stable, yes, my Lord;
born in a stable, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

6. Where did she lay him, yes, Lord;
where did she lay him, yes, my Lord;
where did she lay him, yes, Lord?
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

7. Laid him in a manger, yes, Lord;
laid him in a manger, yes, my Lord;
laid him in a manger, yes, Lord!
The people keep a-coming for to see her child!

West Indian traditional