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Jackie Morris: Music

Through the Eye of a Needle

(Jackie Morris)

Aunt Ida had a patchwork quilt

It lay upon her bed

It was the brightest spot of color in the room

With a starburst in the middle

Red diamonds on the side

It helped to keep away the winter gloom.

 

CHORUS:

She made it from old curtains and pajamas

The ones with all the little cars and trains

She made it from her husband’s worn-out work shirts

Carefully cutting ‘round the stubborn stains    

 

She made it in the quiet hours

She made it from her heart

From scraps of daily living

She made a work of art.

 

(INSTRUMENTAL TURN-AROUND)

 

Aunt Ida kept an album

On a table by the bed

Old black-and-white photos, fading fast

And there was cousin Eddie in his little train pajamas

And Uncle Harry grilling up a bass

 

CHORUS:                

Now the kids have all gone--across the country

And Harry is gone to higher ground

But the memories come back to life in color

In the quilt of Ida’s lost and found.

 

BRIDGE:

Through the eye of a needle

She saw a grand design

And with thread of her own choosing

She took a stich in time

 

Aunt Ida had a patchwork quilt

It lay upon her bed

It was the brightest spot of color in the room

She made it in the quiet hours

She made it from her heart

From scraps of daily living, she made a work of art.

 

A work of art.