Small Brass Box

from Crazy Dancing Days by Keith Christmas

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lyrics

Small Brass Box

Tuning Open G
No Capo
Key G

DGDGBD

There's a small brass box, high up on the shelf
It sits there quietly by itself
Nobody ever bothers to look inside
Except me when I want to feel some pride

There's four medals my father won
In a war he didn't want to fight in but it had to be done
And sitting there beside them together once more
Is the wedding ring my mother wore

They got married in 1938
There were storm clouds gathering, they didn't want to wait
They were too poor for a diamond or any such thing
But he placed on her finger this tiny gold ring

How you measure value depends where you look
The power of money or a life-changing book
Cities and highways that spread across the land
Or this token of a lifetime I hold in my hand

They were together, for 74 years
There were days full of laughter, some nights full of tears
And when his time came, she fell to the floor
And eleven days later they were together once more

How you measure value depends where you look
The power of money or a life-changing book
Cities and highways, that cover the land
Or this token of a lifetime I hold in my hand

I paid the harbourmaster, for a bench by the sea
It's where I can go, when I just want to be
Alone with my thoughts as I look out at the bay
Where they joined with the ocean one bright sunny day

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from Crazy Dancing Days, track released December 9, 2017

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Keith Christmas UK

In a career spanning over 50 years Keith has recorded multiple albums, played acoustic guitar on Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ album, appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and gigged solo all over the UK and Europe.
A legendary live performer he has had a resurgence in popularity since ‘Crazy Dancing Days’ was released in December 2016 and ‘Life,Life’ in 2019
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