Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tune Time - A Spaceman Came Traveling

This is a song by Chris de Burgh released on the album Spanish Train and Other Stories in 1975. It became a popular Christmas song in the UK, and has been released numerous times as a single, first in 1976, then 1981, 1984 and 1986.

The song is a narrative of a UFO religion tale. It is a retelling of how the angel Gabriel came to give a message to the shepherds, but with a spaceship and a spaceman instead.

De Burgh seems to make a prophecy of the Second Coming in this song: "The stranger returned and said 'now I must fly. When two thousand years of your time has gone by. This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry..."



  1. I always loved this song. Still do. Thanks for having it on here. xx

    1. It is a very beautiful song. There are a few from this artist that I enjoy.

  2. I had never seen this before! How cool.

  3. Really liked this one. It's a new one for me too.