Halley's Comet (Mary-Chapin Carpenter) Late one night when the wind was still Daddy brought the baby to the windowsill To see a bit of heaven shoot across the sky The one and only time Daddy saw it fly. It came from the East just as bright as a torch The neighbors had a party on their porch Daddy rocked the baby, Mother said "Amen" When Halley came to visit in 1910. Now back then Jackson was a real small town And it's not every night a comet comes around It was almost 80 years since its last time thru So I bet your mother would have said "Amen" too. As its tail stretched out like a stardust streak The papers wrote about it every day for a week It wondered where it's going and where it's been When Halley came to Jackson in 1910. Daddy told the baby sleeping in his arms To dream a little dream of the comet's charms And he made a little wish as she slept so sound In 1986 that old wish came round. It came from the East just as bright as a torch She saw it in the sky from her Daddy's porch It was heavenly sent as it was back then When Halley came to Jackson in 1910. Late one night when the wind was still. . . copyright Mary Chapin-Carpenter BJS
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