It Wasn't His Child

by Debbie Hennessey

Released 2011
Rustic Heart Records
Released 2011
Rustic Heart Records
Award Winning Singer Debbie Hennessey's 2011 Christmas Single, produced by Jeffery Marshall.
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    It Wasn't His Child

    It Wasn't His Child

    Written by Donald Skip Ewing

     

    He was her man, she was his wife

    And late one winter night

    He knelt by her

    As she gave birth

    But it wasn't his child

    it wasn't his child

     

    Yet still he took him as his own

    And as he watched them grow

    It brought him joy

    He loved that boy

    But it wasn't his child

    It wasn't his child

     

    But like his father, he was strong and kind and good

    And I believe he did his best

    It wasn't easy for him

    But he did all he could

    His son was different from the rest

    It wasn't his child

    It wasn't his child

     

    And when the boy became a man

    He took his father's hand

    And soon the world

    Would all know why

    It wasn't his child 

    It wasn't his child

     

    But like his father he was strong and kind and good

    And I believe he did his best

    It wasn't easy for him

    But he did all he could

    He grew up with his hands in wood

    And he died with his hands in wood

    He was God's child

    He was God's child

     

    He was her man

    She was his wife

    And late one winter night

    He knelt by her

    As she gave birth

    But it wasn't his child

    It was God's child

NOTES
When it was time for me to record my latest holiday song I really wanted to do something acoustic and this song immediately came to mind. It's not as well known as many other holiday songs but I love the many layers to the lyrics. The Incredibly beautiful guitars you hear were done by Jeff Marshall, who also produced the track. The song was written by Donald "Skip" Ewing. I hope you enjoy this year's holiday single! - dh

Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA Network and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!, Beautiful-Women on the Move and more. She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. Debbie's cds: Good As Gone, Rustic Heart, and singles: Believe, Winter Wonderland, Hallelujah, It Wasn't His Child, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and Please Come Home For Christmas are available through many music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby! For more visit Debbie's website at www.debbiehennessey.com

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