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Posted By: GUEST,vrdpkr
18-Dec-01 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: My favourite Christmas songs
Subject: Lyr Add: CORN, WATER, AND WOOD
Lots of favorites. I start singing this one around Thanksgiving. The song is from New Mexico and can be heard on Michael Martin Murphy's Cowboy Christmas


CORN, WATER, AND WOOD
Wendy Waldman, Carol Elliot
 
G
I was in the arroyo, gathering strays
C
You know cowboys and cattle don't get holidays
G
I would have been finished, 'cept for one little guy
D
Who kept leading me farther away.

G
He went up on the mesa, across the ravine
C
Past the Indian ruins and a muddy red stream
G
So I stopped for a spell, 'cause I was bone tired
D
And I guess I started to dream

Em
I saw three painted ponies, three dark-skinned men
C D
With masks made of clay, and voices like the wind
G
Singing, "We seek the soul of all that is good
D
We come bearing corn, water, and wood
G C
Stop and behold all that is good
D G
Give thanks for the corn, water, and wood."

Em
Now I'm an old trailhound, I've always believed
Your boots and your saddle is all that you leave
No miracles happen, no angels appear
But I know what I saw, standing there
G
I shook myself over, had I been asleep?
That's just three Pueblo children, tending their sheep
And they yelled, "Merry Christmas!" as they brought me my stray
And their voices rang through the mesquite

Singing, "We seek the soul of all that is good
We come bearing corn, water and wood.
Come and behold all that is good.
Give thanks for the corn, water, and wood."
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-