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I Saw Three Ships

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The singer sees three ships arrive on Christmas. In the ship are Mary, (Joseph), and/or (Jesus). (They/all) (sing/whistle/rejoice) as they sail on to Bethlehem It probably need not be pointed out that there is no Biblical basis for this story, and that Bethlehem is nowhere near the ocean nor any body of water large enough for any kind of ship. - RBW
I saw three ships come sailing in,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
I saw three ships come sailing in,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And what was in those ships all three?
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
And what was in those ships all three?
On Christmas Day in the morning.

The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
On Christmas Day in the morning.
O, they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
O, they sailed into Bethlehem,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the angels in heav/n shall sing,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
And all the angels in heav/n shall sing,
On Christmas Day in the morning.

I saw three ships come sailing in,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
I saw three ships come sailing in,
On Christmas Day in the morning.
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