DLS   12-22-2000
LITTLE JIMMY BROWN
"LITTLE JIMMY BROWN" WAS RECORDED BY JIM ED BROWN AND HIS SISTERS, MAXINE AND BONNIE,  IN 1959.  THE FOLK SONG PEAKED THE BILLBOARD POSITION AT #1 AND REMAINED AT
THE TOP OF THE CHARTS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

THE SONG WAS ORIGINALLY "THE THREE BELLS" WHICH SIGNIFIED THE THREE PHASES OF LIFE FOR  LITTLE JIMMY BROWN.  THE FRENCH TUNE WAS WRITTEN IN 1945 AND LAID DORMANT UNTIL WORDS WERE ADDED.  WHEN "THE BROWNS" RECORDED IT, IT BECAME A PART OF FOLK AND COUNTRY MUSIC.
JIM ED BROWN WAS BORN ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY, 1934,  IN SPARKMAN, ARKANSAS.  HE HOSTS A LOT OF JAMBOREES AND TV COUNTRY MUSIC SPECIALS.
This page was last updated on: December 30, 2012
Sign InView Entries
Tell a friend about this page
There's a village hidden deep in the valley,
among the pine trees half forlorn.
And, there on a sunny morning,
Little Jimmy Brown was born.

All the chapel bells were ringing,
in the little valley town.
And the song that they were singing,
was for baby Jimmy Brown.
Then the little congregation,
prayed for guidance from above.
"Lead us not into temptation,
Bless this hour of meditation,
Guide him with eternal love."
There's a village hidden deep in the valley,
beneath the mountains high above.
And there, twenty years thereafter,
Jimmy was to meet his love.

All the chapel bells were ringing,
'twas a great day in his life.
'Cause the songs that they were singing,
was for Jimmy and his wife.
Then the little congregation,
prayed for guidance from above.
"Lead us not into temptation,
Bless, Oh Lord this celebration,
May their lives be filled with love."
From the village hidden deep in the valley,
one rainy morning dark and gray.
A soul winged its way to heaven,
Jimmy Brown had passed away.

Just a lonely bell was ringing,
in the little valley town.
'Twas farewell that it was singing,
To our Little Jimmy Brown.
And the little congregation,
Prayed for guidance from above.
"Lead us not into temptation,
May his soul find the salvation,
Of Thy Great Eternal love."