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Artist/Band: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Lyrics for Song: Halley Came to Jackson
Lyrics for Album: Triple Feature [2010]

Late one night when the wind was still

Daddy brought the baby to the window sill

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 nineteen ten

Now back then Jackson was a real small town

And it's not every night a comet comes around

It was almost eighty years since its last time through

So I bet your mother would've said "amen" too

As its tail stretched out like a stardust streak

The papers wrote about it every day for a week

They wondered where it's going and where it's been

When Halley came to Jackson in 1910

Now Daddy told the baby sleeping in his arms

To dream a little dream of a comet's charms

And he made a little wish as she slept so sound

In nineteen eighty-six that 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

As heavenly sent as it was back then

When Halley came to Jackson in nineteen ten

Late one night when the wind was still

Album Lyrics: Triple Feature [2010]

Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Triple Feature [2010]"

1. A Keeper For Every Flame
2. Can't Take Love For Granted
3. Come On Come On
4. Down at the Twist and Shout
5. Going Out Tonight
6. Halley Came to Jackson
7. He Thinks He'll Keep Her
8. House Of Cards
9. I Am A Town
10. I Feel Lucky
11. I Take My Chances
12. John Doe No. 24
13. Jubilee
14. Middle Ground
15. Not Too Much To Ask
16. Only A Dream
17. Outside Looking In
18. Passionate Kisses
19. Rhythm Of The Blues
20. Right Now
21. Shut Up And Kiss Me
22. Stones In The Road
23. Tender When I Want to Be
24. The Bug
25. The End Of My Pirate Days
26. The Hard Way
27. The Last Word
28. The Moon And St. Christopher
29. The More Things Change
30. This Is Love
31. Walking Through Fire
32. What You Didn't Say
33. When She's Gone
34. Where Time Stands Still
35. Why Walk When You Can Fly
36. You Win Again