Toni Kimball

Toni Kimball

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Country - Traditional | Ocala, Florida, United States
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Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

Story about a large family 12 children and not much money at Christmastime.

Story Behind the Song

This is a true story told to me by an older woman about this one Christmas that she remembers so well.

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c. 2008 Words and Music by Antionette .Kimball
10 Never Bend Drive, Ocala, FL 34482

I remember the Christmas I got one candy cane.
It didn't snow and it didn't rain.
There were no dolls and there was no train.
It was the Christmas I got one candy cane.

Verse 1
'Twas the winter of twenty-nine and the stock market crashed.
Banks closed up tight and there was no cash.
There were no jobs and not much to eat,
No brand new clothes or shoes for our feet.


Verse 2
Poor Mama and Daddy with twelve mouths to feed,
They tried to give us all what we would need.
Some food on the table and wood for the stove,
Feed sacks made our dresses and most of the clothes.

We'd walk through the woods and Mama taught us how
To make a toothbrush from the sweet gum tree's bough.
There was no Christmas tree with bright lights.
We'd all say a prayer for help with our plight.

Chorus ?

Verse 3
On Christmas Eve we huddled in front of the fire.
It flickered and died down and soon would expire.
We left one little cookie and a tiny sip of milk,
For Santa to munch on and share with his elf.


We got no toys, not even a game.
It was the Christmas I got one candy cane.

Song Length
Country - General, Unique - Holiday
Peaceful, Moving

Subject Matter
History, Past, Holidays

Similar Artist
Patsy Cline
1920 - 1929

Lyric Credits Antionette B. Kimball
Music Credits Antionette B. Kimball
Producer Credits hired
Publisher Credits hired
Performance Credits hired