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There are names that are synonymous with folk music; Guthrie and Lomax come quickly to mind. Seeger is another such name. Its mere mention conjures a mental laundry list of talented, politically active, musical personalities who are woven into the fabric of American folk music. Seeger family members have been studying — and making — folk music history for more than seven decade.... Dirty Linen

Peggy Quotes 2

In a world where stars can fade by age 25, it is great to review an album by a lady approaching her 70th birthday who has entertained and enlightened us for half a century. I believe that the second part of that accolade is the more important in assessing this diva of folk. Her songs always entertain but by making us think she achieves her greatest hold.
- Rambles

 

Country Blues

COUNTRY BLUES

Now come all you good kind people
While I’ve got money to spend;
Tomorrow may be Monday
And I’ll neither have a dollar nor a friend.

Now when I had plenty of money, good people
My friends were all standing around;
But as soon as my pocketbook is empty
Not a friend on earth could be found.

My papa told me a plenty, kind people,
My momma told me more.
Says ‘Honey, if you don’t quit your rambling ways
Find trouble at your door.’

Well, if i had-a listened to my momma, good people,
I would not have been here today;
But drinking and a-ramblin’ and a-gamblin’
At home I could not stay.

All around this old jailhouse you see me, good people,
Forty dollar won’t pay my fine;
Those men have ruined my body
Corn liquor done ruined my mind.

Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow, kind people,
Dig it deep in the cold, cold ground.
Come gather around all you kind friends
And see your poor Honey go down.

And when I’m dead and buried
My pale face turned to the sun.
Will you stand around and mourn, little lover,
And think on the harm you have done?

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