The version on the previous page is performed by Bill Bartilson (BeeFour) and his daughter Jenny. Bill is a long time friend of mine from Lansing MI. He's well known in the capital city area for being a fine guitarist, eclectic but a bit on the bluesy side. His technical ability is unsurpassed and many other guitarists seek his advice after hearing his sweet tone.

The song is really just a quick demo he produced while learning the basics of his newly purchased Digidesign Digi001 recording system. The 001 was a Christmas Gift to himself. Jenny is a fine singer who I've known since she was little. Bill promises to produce a complete version before next Christmas. I hope to give a hand in that myself, since I have a couple of Christmas songs in the works myself.

The song is one that I grew quite fond of while it played during the Christmas seasons on our office mp3 jukebox. The great words and a bluesy chord progression and melody line are right up my alley. Bill's gentle touch on the guitar and the quick blues licks at the beginning really set the mood. Jenny's earthy voice lends just a hint of darkness that accents the lyric. I hope you enjoy this quick little demo and remember to check in next year to hear the final version!

mjv

 

Mary, Did You Know

Words: Mark Lowry

Music: Buddy Greene

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you've delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Did you know that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little Baby you've kissed the face of God.

The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping Child you're holding is the Great I Am