Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Star, A Star, Dancing in the Night...

When I was in elementary school, our music teacher taught us this song in 1st or 2nd grade and before that, I had never heard it (or remembered it). I was immediately enthralled. It has that haunting kind of Christmas-y feel to it. This is one of those few Christmas songs I can actually stomach hearing 4 or 5 times a day, unlike some others.

I am particularly liking the new Carrie Underwood version this year, but there are so many other good versions as well - Vanessa Williams, Bing Crosby, the list goes on...

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see 
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy

Do you hear what I hear
(Do You Hear What I Hear)
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do hear What i hear)
A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king

Do you know what I know
(Do You Know What I Know)


In your palace wall mighty king
Do you know what I know
(Do You Know What I Know)
A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere

Listen to what I say
( Listen to what I say)
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
(Listen to what I Say)
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

He will bring us goodness and light

(c) 1962 "Do You Hear What I Hear? - Noel Regney

20 days 'til Christmas!

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