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The Friendly Beasts is a song interpreted by Art Garfunkel, released on the album The Animals' Christmas in 1985.

The Friendly Beasts lyrics

Jesus our brother
Strong and good
Was humbly borne in a stable rude

And the friendly beasts
The friendly beasts
Around Him stood
Jesus our brother strong and good

"I," said the donkey shaggy and brown
"I carried his mother up hill and down
I carried his mother to Bethlehem town
I," said the donkey shaggy and brown

"I," said the cow all white and red
"I gave him my manger for his head
I gave him my hay to pillow his head
Oh I," said the cow all white and red

"I," said the sheep with the curly horn
"I gave him my wool for his blanket warm
He wore my coat on Christmas morn
Oh I," said the sheep with the curly horn

"I," said the dove from rafters high
We cooed him to sleep my mate and I
We cooed him to sleep my mate and I
Oh I," said the dove from rafters high

And every beast by some good spell
In the stable dark was glad to tell
Of the gift he gave Emmanuel
The gift he gave Emmanuel

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