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Gift of the Magi 4:33 (dp & mary sue twohy)
Darryl: Mary Sue and I had the chorus and I played it for Ellis Paul who said , "That's the chorus for the 'Gift of the Magi.' " I walked to Harvard square and bought a collection of O'Henry stories - we fit the words in like an audio jigsaw puzzle.

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The Gift of the Magi
©2000 purpose/twohy

Verse 1
Della saved her pennies carefully all year
For her Jim a gift to match the highest star
But expenses were much more than she'd expected
These days, they always are
And the next day would be christmas

Verse 2
It was a rare and fine and sterling watch chain she saw
'Twould go with the gold watch his father gave
And as her hair fell past her knees, a waterfall round her
She knew, she must be brave
For the next day would be Christmas

CHORUS:
And the gifts of Christmas run deeper than this
It's in the lay of the land, in a sweet lovers kiss
And it's not what you give it's not what you take
It's knowing they even exist

Verse 3
So on went her old jacket her old brown hat
A whirl of skirts and still a sparkle in her eye
She fluttered down the street, to where the sign said
Hair Goods, of all kinds
Because the next day would be Christmas

CHORUS:
And the gifts of Christmas run deeper than this
It's in the lay of the land, in a sweet lovers kiss
And it's not what you give it's not what you take
It's knowing they even exist

Verse 4
Jim saw the sterling watch-chain from the doorway
He held jeweled combs to please his Della fair
But he'd sold the watch to buy the perfect match for
her beautiful, vanished, hair
And the next day would be christmas

Bridge:
Everywhere, they are the wisest
Traveled far, the length of their hearts
Those who sacrifice the greatest treasures of their hearts

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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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