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For decades, Seeger has been one of the most authoritative voices in American and English folk...While she is acknowledged as an esteemed interpreter of traditional material and a gifted instrumentalist, she is perhaps best known for her observant and caustic original songs about women. - Chris Morris, Billboard

Peggy Quotes 2

The beautiful thing about this album is the way it feels both contemporary and classic simultaneously. 'Everything Changes' will fit in perfectly with Seeger's previous work but will also introduce a whole new generation to a way of songwriting that isn't driven by radio minutes or a killer chorus, more by storytelling and getting a message to all those awake enough to listen.
- Listen with Monger

 

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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