Folk Song

by John W. Snyder

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I wonder as I wander out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die.
For poor on'ry people like you and like I
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.

When Mary birthed Jesus 'twas in a cow's stall,
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.
But high from God's heaven a star's light did fall,
The promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,
Or all of God's angels in heav'n for to sing,
He surely could have it, 'cause he was the King.


released December 25, 2015
arranging & producing - John W. Snyder
soprano - Holly Sedillos
violin - Megan Shung Smith
double bass - Marc Mumcian
alto saxophone - Max Kaplan
trumpet - Zachary Groll
banjo - Paul Salerno
piano - John W. Snyder
recording engineer - Laurence Schwarz
mixer - Andy Hay
master - Thomas Dimuzio

original lyrics and melody - Annie Morgan
lyrics and melody reconstruction - John Jacob Niles


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John W. Snyder is a composer and pianist in Los Angeles.

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