Tennessee Music Blog by Candace Corrigan

24
Dec

The Night I Trim the Christmas Tree

It is Christmas Eve Day. I have just put up the Christmas card on my website, but I want to add to it. Last year, on the night I trimmed the Christmas tree, I starting writing a song. I didn’t finish it until this year, and two nights ago, Doc West and I recorded it with Jordan Shirks doing the engineering. To me, it is Doc at his finest. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas.


The Night I trim the Christmas Tree
by Candace Corrigan

The night I trim the Christmas tree
I gather ornaments and the lights
A kind of calm comes over me
And I think of this returning night

With colored glass and crystal beads
My treasures I have packed with care
As I begin to hang up these
I think about the passing year

What did I dream,
What did I find
Was I as kind as I could be
These are the things that cross my mind
The night I trim the Christmas tree.

As I pick up a winsome elf
or the dancing girl I’m so fond of
I hum a tune all to myself
And think of people I have loved

And some of them are close to me
And some of them have now passed on
some are forever lost to me
And like the years, have come and gone

What we did dream
What we did find
Were we kind as we could be
These are the things that cross my mind
The night I trim the Christmas tree

Some of my ornaments are red,
some shine with gold and some are green
With Stars and angels overhead
Some trees are full and some are lean

I think of paths where I’ve been led
and as I’m finishing my task
I think about the year ahead
and the question that I always ask

What will I dream,
What will I find
Will I be kind as I can be
These are the things that cross my mind
The night I trim the Christmas tree

One Response to “The Night I Trim the Christmas Tree”

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    Kathleen Says:

    I love the words to this song. Somehow, with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I missed it in late December. It was still a treat to read the lyrics today.

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