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American Noel 3:48 (dave carter)
Darryl: I knew very soon after meeting Dave that I'd be spreading the word about his songs for a long time. Here's another from my favorite songwriter.

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AMERICAN NOEL dave carter

Three wise men
Riding hard through the cold
Lost on some big city street
With no place warm to go
They are looking for a manger
Or a sign in the lights
But they're a long way from Bethlehem tonight

But they heard about a savior
And a preacher in the park
Who will camp with the homeless
Where they shiver in the dark
And deliver salvation
To the weary and the cold
And he'll bring joy joy joy to the wandering soul

The cleaning lady sighs
As she closes up the gate
'Cause this job don't quite pay the bills
And she's always working late
But all in a moment
Comes a light from above
It's an angel speaking words of joy and love

And he tells her of a savior
And a preacher in the park
Who will camp with the homeless
Under bridges in the dark
He'll deliver salvation
To the weary and the cold
And he'll bring joy joy joy to the wandering soul

Four in the mornin'
At theTradewinds Motel
The register reads "all full up"
And the clerk thinks just as well
But out in the tool shed
'Round an old Coleman lamp
A little family makes its meager camp

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

The Wise Men bring presents
And the angels gather 'round
The cleaning lady slips in through the door without a sound
And an old black dog
Looks on with the rest
At the little babe up on his mother's breast

And there comes a savior
And a preacher in the park
And he camps with the homeless
Where they shiver in the dark
He delivers salvation
To the weary and the cold
And he brings joy joy joy to the wandering soul
And he brings joy joy joy to the wandering soul

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from THE GIFT OF THE MAGI - & other seasonal stories (2002), released December 25, 2002
Darryl on guitar and vocal

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Darryl Purpose Portland, Oregon

Darryl went to Las Vegas at 19 and became a professional blackjack player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'. He is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
Since 1996, he has toured extensively and released 8 albums of original music.
Darryl's last two albums spent weeks at #1 on the RMR radio charts. Next Time Around and Still The Birds
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