Patapan

This carol is an annual favorite in my singing tribe. It's great with a hand drum holding the beat.

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Willie, take your little drum,
Robin, bring your fife, and come,
And be merry while you play.

Tu re lu re lu. Pat a pat a pan.
Come be merry while you play,
On this joyous Christmas day.

When the men of olden days
To the King of Kings gave praise,
On the fife and drum did play,

Tu re lu re lu. Pat a pat a pan.
On the fife and drum did play,
So their hearts were glad today.

God and man today become
More in tune than fife and drum,
So be merry while you play,

Tu re lu re lu. Pat a pat a pan.
So be merry while you play,
Sing and dance this Christmas day!

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