PATAPAN

by Jon Washburn

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This song is the tenth movement in Jon Washburn’s “A Dylan Thomas Christmas”. Several movements are also sold separately and this is one of them. The little drummer boy and friends visit the manger with a rhythmic welcome.

Pan, patapan, patapan, patapan

Willi, fetch your little drum.
With a whistle, Robin come!
Let us hear the fife and drum,
toodle-oodle-oo, patapatapan
Let us hear the fife and drum,
to the holy child we come.

Pan, patapan, patapan, patapan

Like the men of olden time,
to the child we raise our rhyme,
Let us hear the fife and drum,
toodle-oodle-oo, patapatapan
Let us hear the fife and drum,
to the holy child we come.

Pan, patapan, patapan, patapan
Man and God are now as one
when they hear the fife and drum.
Let us sing of peace to come,
toodle-oodle-oo, patapatapan
Let us hear the fife and drum,
to the holy child we come.

Pan, patapan, patapan, patapan

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