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Seeger's collection is just the sort of book to get you in touch with your inner earnest, eco-feminist singer-songwriter. - Steve Winnick, Dirty Linen

Peggy Quotes 2

Songs of Love and Politics is a wonderful introduction to Peggy Seeger for those of you who are not familiar with her work and a delight to those love her work.
- Don Jacobsen, KVMR Radio

 

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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