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Thread #52969   Message #3539916
Posted By: open mike
21-Jul-13 - 04:05 AM
Thread Name: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
Ed McCurdy (January 11, 1919 – March 23, 2000) was an American folk singer ... His single "Miracle of the Wheat" released on Kapp Records in 1956 ...... Ed McCurdy recorded "The Miracle of the Wheat" in 1958.

The American folk singer delivers the lyrics in a robust baritone voice. Intoning every word, he sounds if he were Dickens' ghost of Christmas present.

The "Miracle" takes place on a farm "in Dakota" on a frigid Dec. 24. A farmer whose wheat crop has failed hears a knock at his door. Two travelers, "I am Joseph, with my good wife, and Mary is her name," need a place to stay. The farmer shows them to the barn. In the night, he hears an infant cry.

At dawn, he awakes to find a field of golden wheat. He runs to the barn to spread the news of the miracle. But the travelers are gone. They've left a Bible with a passage circled:

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."