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Thread #54593   Message #4084979
Posted By: GUEST,Julia L
25-Dec-20 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I Saw Three Ships.
Subject: RE: Origins: I Saw Three Ships.
Just thought I'd add this song written by my friend John Morris for his show "A Time for Singing", which was a broadway adaptation of the novel "How Green was my Valley" 1939 by Richard Llewellyn
best- Julia Lane

Three Ships
Gerald Freedman & John Morris ASCAP 1965?

One day in times of long ago
Out on the mist and far away
Three ships came sailing into view
Glistening in fine array

The first was bronze and burnished gold
Then one of pearl; a princely sight
The last was plain with pure white sails
Bathed in a beauteous light

And one ship held wisdom and truth for all men
One ship held beauty their souls to delight
The last ship so plain held a mother and child
And shone with such light; with such radiant light

That ship so plain as plain could be
Holding the things we think least of
Had brought the greatest gift of all
Brought us the gift of love