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More about Donnalynn Grunewald:
Most of my music is original. Because I have lived in small branches for most of my life, I try to write songs that can be performed by a small group or a choir of inexperienced singers.
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I wondered what Joseph might have done when arriving in Bethlehem to find “no room in the inn”. Were the innkeepers polite? impatient? At how many inns did Joseph inquire before a place was found for them? I can imagine the worry he and Mary were experiencing knowing the baby was about to be born.

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Lyrics: Innkeeper, we are weary travellers, five days on the road. <br/>May we rest our dusty feet and ease our heavy load? <br/> <br/>Chorus: Move along, Joseph, move along. <br/>There’s no room in the inn. <br/>So move along, Joseph, move along. <br/>There’s no room in the inn. <br/> <br/>Innkeeper, have you place for two of us? See, my wife and me. <br/>We have come from far-off Nazareth, here by Rome’s decree. <br/> <br/>Chorus: <br/> <br/>Please good folk of David’s city, Mary’s time is nigh. <br/>Have you not some humble shelter, a place where she may lie. <br/> <br/>Joseph, I have found a place for you. Safe and warm and still. <br/>See it there behind the inn – a cave beneath the hill. <br/> <br/>Chorus: <br/>Move along, Joseph, move along. <br/>Move along.
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