I Saw Three Ships is an anonymously composed carol that probably dates back to the 17th century. It is a catchy melody with repeating lyrics that tell a story of Christ and Mary sailing on ships to Bethlehem, which is a bit odd since the city is not near any large body of water. Perhaps the writer of the lyrics had some metaphor in mind.
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Tap the image of the sheet music for a full-size PDF of I Saw Three Ships.