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Mary & Joe 4:22 (christopher smith)
Chistopher is a wonderful guy from Marin county whose songwriting has totally charmed me. He does his own version on his CD - "Sweet River Grace". If you ever see him, ask him to play "Dead Horse Trampoline"

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Mary and Joe by Christopher Smith

Mary and Joe, they lived together
They didn’t live as man and wife
They didn’t care what people said, no,
Just tried to quietly live their life
When Joe would try to hog the covers
Mary did not scream or shout
She simply nudged him with her elbow
Joe it’s your turn to let the donkey out
Joe it’s your turn to let the donkey out

These two people loved each other such a long, long time ago
And yet I yearn to hear the story of old friends, Mary and Joe
Those two old friends, Mary and Joe

One morning Mary came to Joseph
Said, “I’m gonna be a mom,
There’s just one thing… about the father
Heaven knows where he came from”
So Mary had her little baby
Mary had her little lamb
He didn’t look a bit like Joseph
But Joe was happy as a clam
Yeah Joe was happy as a clam

‘Cause when two people love each other
They’re gonna reap just what they sow
And when they sow the seeds of friendship
they’ll live like Mary and Joe
They’ll live just like Mary and Joe

When Joseph held that little baby
He dearly loved it as his own
And Mary owed no explanations
And Joseph threw no stones
But when Joe’s heart would start to darken
He laid his feelings on the line
He sat and worked it out with Mary
They took it one day at a time
They took it one day at a time

‘Cause when two people love each other
There’s still a long tough row to hoe
Before they learn to raise a garden
Like our friends - Mary and Joe
Those two old friends - Mary and Joe

As luck would have it the boy grew famous
You know he turned out rather nice
They wrote a lot of books about him
Chock full of worldly advice
But nowadays I pause to wonder
‘bout the stuff I need to know
I need a little less sweet Jesus
A little more - Mary and Joe

Cause all this waiting on some savior
To come on back and run the show
Well you can keep your son in heaven lord
Send back - Mary and Joe
Just send on back - Mary and Joe

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

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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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