Mudcat Café message #821941 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53373   Message #821941
Posted By: Genie
08-Nov-02 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Songs on homelessness: faith perspective
Subject: RE: Songs on homelessness: faith perspective
Kathy Mattea has a song on her Christmas album called "Just Another Homeless Family," which is about Mary and Joseph and Jesus. I don't know if she wrote it.

Garrison Keillor (or someone on his staff) also rewrote the lyrics to Christina Rosetti's "In The Bleak Midwinter," giving it a modern big city setting. One line goes:
"Who is this stranger
Sleeping in cardboard?
So says the Gospel,
It is Christ The Lord."

You can find the lyrics at, and probably an audio clip of the song as well.

Also check out Stephen Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More" and Phil Ochs's "There But For Fortune." I'd imagine both are in the DT.