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The muse who inspired Ewan MacColl's 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' has produced a body of work that is unparalleled in its vehemence and remains a fountain of inspiration in a sea of bogus political correctness. - Ken Hunt, Q Magazine

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First off, Seeger's a daunting multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, autoharp, banjo, piano, concertina, and of course singing. However, she doesn't just play, she demonstrates a fluency surprising even for an overachiever on the banjo, and her vocals can be either bird-on-a-wire delicate or gusty, ringing with authority and surprising projection.
- Mark S. Tucker

 

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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