“O David”


"O David, yes, yes, My little David, yes, yes, And he killed Goliath...." "My little David... Was a shepherd's boy...." "He killed Goliath... And he shouted for joy...." "O David... Play on, David...."


The story of David and Goliath (actually *two* stories, carefully blended together, in one of which David is Saul's aide/court musician and in another he is a shepherd visiting the battle) is found in 1 Samuel 17. - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 204-207, "David, David, Yes, Yes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-FSNA 130, "O David" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #6683
  4. BI, LoF250


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: Bible religious
Found in: US(Ap)