Stories to Light the Dark

by Jenni Cargill-Strong

Goldenheart 03:56
Mr Fox 04:10
Outside Mr Fox’s garden, three maids playing with a golden ball Jenni threw it up and Susan caught it Mary bounced it over the wall. The wall is high, Mr Fox has a little red eye. In she ran to fetch her ball again The garden gate stood open wide. It silently closed and locked behind her. Mr Fox stood just inside. The wall is high, His smile is cruel and his eyes are sly He says I’ll keep this golden ball Miss Mary. I shall have it and here you will stay. You will keep my house and be my servant, Never stir out for a year and a day. The wall is high The grasses shiver and the tall trees sigh Spring and Summer passed like shadows She watched the green leaves fade and fall She walked alone in the empty garden Mr Fox said nothing at all. The wall is high Never a soul came near nor by. But three strange things he did forbid her “Never touch my iron box. Never go near the thirteenth bedroom Nor near the bed”, said Mr Fox. The wall is high Mary don’t you dare ask why Mary, she rose up one morning. Found an iron box on the shelf, But of all the rooms of Mr Fox’s Bedrooms there were only twelve. The wall is high Mary don’t you peep or pry. One day, Mr Fox went walking In that box she found a key It fitted a door she’d never unfastened and when she opened it, what did she see? The wall is high. The door said Run and the key said Fly! In Mr Fox’s thirteenth bedroom A naked sword hung on the wall On a silver bowl on the beds black counterpane there she saw her golden ball. The wall is high, the bed said “Come” and the sword said “Die”! In she ran to fetch her ball again To snatch it off that great black bed. Out jumped Mr Fox and leapt out at her. His teeth flashed white and his eyes burned red. The wall is high.
Stonecutter 02:50
Surprise 02:42
Willy's Lady 05:03
Chorus: Stories to light the dark Stories to light our hearts Stories to light up our way (x2) Verse 1 We’ll take these tales and we’ll go within To that strange and mystical land Where dreams and myths are born Songs and poetry are formed And wondrous adventures abound Chorus Break Oh let’s just imagine And see where the wind takes us Feel the endless horizon When our hearts are singing in tune Chorus Verse 2 Let’s close our eyes and we’ll go within To the place where wisdom unfolds We’ll take these ancient threads With our hearts and our heads We’ll weave a new Myth of our Own Chorus Break Oh let’s just imagine And see where the wind takes us Feel the endless horizon When our hearts are singing in tune


'Stories to Light the Dark' encompasses original stories and songs, plus traditional ballads and stories, all re-interpreted for a modern audience.


released April 20, 2007

Recorded at Nomad Digital, Engineered and mastered by Michael Bates.
Produced by Jenni Cargill-Strong and Michael Bates.
Artwork and Cover design by Utopia Design.
Portrait photograph by Christabelle Baranay.


all rights reserved


The Story Tree Company recommends:

If you like Stories to Light the Dark, you may also like: