hi i need help glossing my song for my ASL class

jazmean

New Member
HI i am new here and was wondering if someone can help me gloss this song
It was almost Christmas time, there I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two, not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes
His clothes were worn and old, he was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do,
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes
So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
And I'll never forget the look on his face when he said
Mama's gonna look so great
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about
Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
I want 'er to look beautiful if mama meets Jesus tonight
 

Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
For what reason are you translating this song? That is, school assignment, personal use, public performance--it makes a difference. How much of it have you done? Can you post what you have done with it so far?
 

jazmean

New Member
This is for my ASL class i am taking in high school i have gotten as far as the first line and am trying to work on the second but since i am in only my second year i get kind of confused. i also know some of the chorus.
 

AlleyCat

Well-Known Member
It is hard to help gloss a sign in written form here. Besides, that is a lot of lines. I think you would be best doing a team effort with your classmates where you can practice among each other in person, rather than reading it online in written form.
 

Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
This is for my ASL class i am taking in high school i have gotten as far as the first line and am trying to work on the second but since i am in only my second year i get kind of confused. i also know some of the chorus.
First step is in analyzing the meaning of the song, as a whole, not word-for-sign.
 
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