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Halley Came to Jackson

GUEST,Arkie 24 Mar 15 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,# 24 Mar 15 - 05:30 PM
Backwoodsman 25 Mar 15 - 02:08 AM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Mar 15 - 09:30 AM
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Subject: Halley Came to Jackson
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 05:16 PM

This song by Mary Chapin Carpenter seems to have been around for some time. I heard it for the first time today. I thought it worth passing on for those who, like me, missed when it came around in the past.

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Subject: RE: Halley Came to Jackson
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 05:30 PM

"Halley Came To Jackson" by MC Carpenter

Late one night when the wind was still
Daddy brought the baby to the window sill
To see a bit of heaven shoot across the sky
The one and only time Daddy saw it fly

It came from the east just as bright as a torch
The neighbors had a party on their porch
Daddy rocked the baby, Mother said "amen"
When Halley came to visit in nineteen ten

Now back then Jackson was a real small town
And it's not every night a comet comes around
It was almost eighty years since its last time through
So I bet your mother would've said "amen" too

As its tail stretched out like a stardust streak
The papers wrote about it every day for a week
They wondered where it's going and where it's been
When Halley came to Jackson in 1910

Now Daddy told the baby sleeping in his arms
To dream a little dream of a comet's charms
And he made a little wish as she slept so sound
In nineteen eighty-six that wish came 'round

It came from the east, just as bright as a torch
She saw it in the sky from her daddy's porch
As heavenly sent as it was back then
When Halley came to Jackson in nineteen ten
Late one night when the wind was still


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Subject: RE: Halley Came to Jackson
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 25 Mar 15 - 02:08 AM

Great song, great writer and singer.👍


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Subject: RE: Halley Came to Jackson
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Mar 15 - 09:30 AM

Thanks, Arkie. I enjoyed both the music and the art.


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