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When a Child is Born

Johnny Mathis

Best UK Chart Pos.

Best US Chart Pos.

1st 1976


Best SPA Chart Pos.



  • In 1974 the melody was sung with Spanish lyrices by Manolo Otero called Todo el tiempo del mundo (All the Time of the World)

  • The original melody was an Italian tune called Soleado from 1974, based on an earlier tune called Le rose blu from 1972

  • The English language lyrics were written by Fred Jay (who wrote Rasputin and Ma Baker for Boney M) and make no specific reference to Christmas

2020 Christmas Song World Cup

Did not Qualify

2016 Christmas Song World Cup

Group Stage

2012 Christmas Song World Cup

Did Not Qualify

2008 Christmas Song World Cup

Group Stage

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