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Few artists can claim as long and varied recording career as Seeger. From her start as a singer of traditional songs, to her partnership with Ewan MacColl singing mostly topical songs, returning to her solo career of political/topical songs, to this gem of songs of the heart- Love Will Linger On. - Rich Warren, Sing Out

Peggy Quotes 2

I am writing to thank you for making your wonderful music, doing your wonderful activism, and for letting the two commingle as you have. I am a young woman and a feminist. Your music has shaped my life and guided me through disappointment, disenfranchisement, and cynicism.
- Loren Grace

 

I Been a BAD BAD GIRL

from the singing of Ozella Jones. State Penitentiary, Raiford, Florida 1936

 

I been a bad, bad girl

Wouldn’t treat nobody right.

I been a bad, bad girl

Wouldn’t treat nobody right.

They wanna give me thirty-five year

Someone wanted to take my life.

 

CHORUS:    Now’m so sorry, even the day I was born

        Now’m so sorry, even the day I was born.

        I wanna say to all you bad fellas

        That you are in the wrong.

 

Judge, please don’t kill me,

I won’t be bad no more

Judge, please don’t kill me

I won’t be bad no more.

I’ll listen to everybody,

Something I never done before.  (chorus)

 

I’m sittin’ here in prison

With my black cap on

I’m sittin’ here in prison

With my black cap on.

Boys, remember me

Even when I am dead and gone. (chorus)

 

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