Colours of Christmas
Leigh Newton © 1983 – Recorded on “Christmas in the Scrub” by Leigh Newton
(note the changes from the recording)
1. Yellow is the straw that Jesus lies upon,
Silver is the star above the town,
Brown’s the shepherds’ feet;
They’ve left the dusty sheep
To feed upon the green where it’s found-o,
To fee upon the green where it’s found.
2. Blue is for his eyes
To see the world tonight.
Purple is the colour of a king.
Black is for the night,
And white is shinging bright,
From angels in the paddock where they sing-o,
From angels in the paddock where they sing.
3. Pink is for his skin,
His soft and tender skin,
Gold is brought by those who are game,
Orange is the gown of wise men kneeling down,
Red is for the reason he came-o,
Red is for the reason he came.