Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Johnny Cash Sings: Ballad of the Harp Weaver

The Christmas Spirit is the first Christmas album and seventeenth album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in November 1963. 
It contains four original Christmas songs written by Cash and eight tracks originally penned by other artists, including "Blue Christmas" (at this point best known through the version recorded by Cash's former Sun Records label-mate Elvis Presley), "Silent Night" and "Little Drummer Boy". 
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Christmas As I Knew It 
Johnny Cash

Its a throwback this Thursday to my childhood Christmas music. We shared the "Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack in another post (here). Johnny Cash's "The Christmas Spirit" was the most played record in our house this time of year.
The final track on this record was the "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver." The poem was written by Edna St, Vincent Millay. She won the 1923 Pulitzer prize for poetry with it.

The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver
Johnny Cash

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