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Thread #105899   Message #2182628
Posted By: Peace
30-Oct-07 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Who Kept the Sheep? (Johnny Cash)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHO KEPT THE SHEEP (Johnny Cash)
WHO KEPT THE SHEEP
(John R. Cash / June Carter)
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "The Christmas Spirit" (1963)

The shepherds afar left their flocks by night,
Followed the new star by its heavenly light.
Did the lambs fear the wolves? Did they lay down and sleep?
Who kept the sheep? Who kept the sheep?

Did robbers not steal or did they fear the light
That the shepherds had followed night after night?
Did they not stray? Did little lambs weep?
Who kept the sheep? Who kept the sheep?

Under the new star, the new Saviour lay.
In his dim manger, he lay on the hay.
The shepherds that came had a vigil to keep,
But who kept the sheep? Who kept the sheep?
Who kept the sheep? who kept the sheep?


Those lyrics and attribution were from

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/xmas/whokeptthesheep.shtml