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Innkeeper’s Wife

Janina Sebesky  •  Song


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The Innkeeper’s Wife

Music and Lyrics by Don Sebesky

‘Twas on a cold midwinter night a knock came at the door 

A man and wife who far from home

For shelter did implore

The man concerned, the woman calm 

Her face serene and mild 

And as I looked into her eyes

I saw she was with child

Oh, how my heart did weep to see them in their plight

On that cold midwinter night

But there was no room, no room, no room anywhere

In all of Bethlehem that night

There was no room left to spare 

Except for the stable, the stable

Was the best that we could do

They thanked us saying good friends

May all God’s blessings come to you
May his blessings come to you

All through the dark and lonely hours

I tried in vain to sleep

My thoughts were with the man and maid

And the vigil they did keep 

As I looked out I saw a single star up in the sky 

And as the dawn began to break, I heard a baby cry

Oh, how my heart rejoiced
At the sound so clear and bright 

On that cold midwinter night

I quickly hastened from my bed to see that all was well 

There were shepherds gathering in the fields

And on their knees they fell 

At the wonders they beheld

For there were angels, angels, angels hovering on high

Singing sweetly to the babe who on the straw did lie 

And I saw three kings, three kings, all on bended knee 

And as they gave their precious gifts
I moved closer to see

And the baby smiled at me

And there was no room, no room,
I swear by stars above 

There was no room left within my heart

For anything, not anything but love

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