Today’s selection is a new one for me. I know the Indigo Girls, but I went out in search of a song that had a forest in it and Christmas, and this one sounds pretty danged good. I also learned that they are currently doing a few shows.
Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo from Atlanta, Georgia, United States, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The two met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia, part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. They started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in Emory Village.
They released a self-produced, full-length record album entitled Strange Fire in 1987, and contracted with a major record company in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major record labels from 1987 through 2007, they have now resumed self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings company.
Outside of working on Indigo Girls–related projects, Ray has released solo albums and founded a non profit organization that promotes independent musicians, while Saliers is an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry as well as a professional author; she also collaborates with her father, Don Saliers, in performing for special groups and causes. Saliers and Ray are both lesbians and are active in political and environmental causes.
Holly Happy Days is the 12th studio album and first holiday album by Indigo Girls, released on October 12, 2010 by Vanguard Records.
The Wonder Song is my choice from the album.
For Christmas my love gave me a stocking sewn of sack cloth hung on a nail
The simplest gift warm by the fire best of a kindness least prevailed
Will my love fill it with silver? Will my love fill it with gold?
Or will my love just fill it with wonder for the humble prince born to this world
I walked a path on down to the river well into midnight on a Christmas eve
To hear the beasts and birds of the forest telling the story of the star in the east
The brightest star in one true sky, the simplest gift one cold night
Will that night just fill me with wonder for the humble prince born to this world
We gather round the tree in the morning strung with berries and popped corn from the fields
It gave itself from over on the mountain to bring us joy and hallow the meal
What if this tree that’s gathered us together, what if this tree withstood the storm
What if this joy that don’t leave no wanting and fills us with wonder on this Christmas morn
Well my love, I don’t need silver
Well my love, I don’t need gold
For my love I’m filled with the wonder for the humble prince born to this world
For my girl I’m filled with the wonder, filled with the wonder, filled with the wonder, filled with the wonder
On this Christmas morn
Songwriter: Amy Ray