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You might say Peggy is an artist who needs no introduction. Yet, here she revisits many traditional songs from her vast repertoire with finer voice and deeper appreciation than any of her previous recordings. She can make a traditional song sound timeless, yet as current as if written yesterday. She also includes one moving, bittersweet original song about growing old. This is the recording you want to play for a younger singer and say: "This is the way traditional music remains alive." - Rich Warren, WFMT

Peggy Quotes 2

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

 

Fatal Flower Garden

FATAL FLOWER GARDEN                   
traditional U.S.A.

It rained, it poured, it rained so hard,
Rained so hard all day.
That all the boys in our school
Came out to toss and play.

They tossed their ball again so high,
Then again so low;
They tossed into a flower garden
Where no one was allowed to go.

Up stepped a beautiful lady
All dressed in yellow and green;
Come in, come in, my pretty little boy
And get your ball again.

I won’t come in, I shan’t come in
Without my playmates all;
I’ll go to my father and tell him about it,
That’ll cause tears to fall.

She first showed him an apple seed,
Then a guinea gold ring;
Then she showed him a diamond,
And that enticed him in.

She took him by his lily white hand
She led him through the hall;
She put him into an upper room
Where no one could hear him call.

O, take these finger-rings off my fingers,
Smoke them with your breath;
If any of my friends should call for me,
Tell them that I’m at rest.

Tether the Bible at my head,
The Testament at my feet,
If my dear mother should call for me,
Tell her that I’m asleep.

Tether the Bible at my feet,
The Testament at my head;
If my dear father should call for me,
Tell him that I am dead. 

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