Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pretty Paper

 
I have been listening to Christmas music pretty much non-stop since November 20th which is normally way too early for me, but this year for whatever reason I have really had the hankering to listen to Christmas tunes!  One that has really sung to my heart this year is not one of the mainstream songs you hear a ton. It’s “Pretty Paper” by Roy Orbison (also sung by Willie Nelson). I remember as a kid sitting next to my Mom while she played the piano and sang this song; it was one of her favorites. When I hear the melody, I can almost hear her voice singing it to me.
 
 
Songwriters: Redner, Lewis H / Brooks, Phillip
Roy orbison


(the pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue)

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

Wrap your presents to your darling from you

Pretty pencils to write I love you

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue


Crowded street, busy feet, hustle by him

Downtown shoppers, christmas is nigh

There he sits all alone on the sidewalk

Hoping that you wont pass him by


Should you stop? better not, much too busy

Youre in a hurry, my how time does fly

In the distance the ringing of laughter

And in the midst of the laughter he cries


Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

Wrap your presents to your darling from you

Pretty pencils to write I love you

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

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