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Little David, Play on Your Harp


(unison or 2-part treble chorus, piano) 2'15"



As children, even future kings have to play! Uptempo, light and playful with a whimsical accompaniment, this spiritual is arranged for unison with optional 2-part voices. Part of Early American Songs, Set II (see below).



Listen (Children's Chorus of the Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota, Amy Nelson conducting)



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Choral Score: $1.80 Add to Cart


Composer's Notes:

This arrangement is part of the set Early American Songs, Set II. The other pieces in the set are also available separately: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, and Down by the Riverside.




Little David, play on your harp, Hallelu, hallelu,
Little David, play on your harp, Hallelu!


Little David was a shepherd boy;
He found smooth stones and he slung them with joy!


Little David grew to a mighty king,
But he missed those days with a stone in a sling.