Lyrics: Boxful of Treasure


This home demo is an early version of ‘Fotheringay’ sharing the
same melody, but with an alternative set of lyrics.

A box full of treasure and a golden comb
I will surely give to you when the moon is stone
and Christmas is in June.

I will paint an evening of which there will be few,
When the sky is water and the sun is blue,
And all this is just for you.

A handkerchief of silver to brush away your tear,
A sword of finest leather to match your paper spear,
For when the day draws near.

When I will write these words in languages unknown
I’ll be the one to tell you your heart is made of stone
And Christmas will never be in June.

Sandy Denny