Late Nite Music Club With Dar Williams

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able And where does magic come fr

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table

Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able

And where does magic come from? I think magic's in the learning

Cause now when Christians sit with Pagans

Only pumpkin pies are burning.

The delightful Dar Williams wrote this instant holiday classic for her 1996 album, "Mortal City." How can you not love the story of lesbian pagans having Christmas dinner with Christian relatives? (There's an implied subtext that Amber is estranged from her family, which is why she's visiting her uncle instead of her father.)

Dar was raised in Chappaqua, NY, and spent 10 years living in Northampton, MA, where she began to make the rounds of the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez was an early fan. She took Dar on tour with her and recorded several of her songs.

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