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Song title: Jesus was an only son

Jesus was an only son

Well Jesus was an only son
As he walked up Calvary Hill
His mother Mary walking beside him
In the path where his blood spilled

Jesus was an only son
In the hills of Nazareth
As he lay reading the Psalms of David
At his mother's feet

Mother prays "Sleep tight, my child, sleep well
For I'll be at your side
That no shadow, no darkness, no tolling bell
Shall pierce your dreams this night"

In the garden at Gethsemane
He prayed for the life he'd never live
He beseeched his Heavenly Father
To remove the cup of death from his lips

Now there's a loss that can never be replaced,
A destination that can never be reached
A light you'll never find in another's face,
A sea whose distance cannot be breached

Well Jesus kissed his mother's hands
Whispered "Mother, still your tears,
For remember the soul of the universe
Willed a world and it appeared"

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 09/03/2005 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 19/11/2006 The Point, Dublin ,Ireland

Song 'history':

Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
Published on the 'DEVILS AND DUST' Album, released in April 2005.
Played each night of the Devils and Dust tour
Played during the rehearsals for the We shall overcome / The Seeger session tour, in Mar/Apr 2006.
Scarcely used during the The Seeger Session tour, with 5 inclusions

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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