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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

Peggy Quotes 2

In a world where stars can fade by age 25, it is great to review an album by a lady approaching her 70th birthday who has entertained and enlightened us for half a century. I believe that the second part of that accolade is the more important in assessing this diva of folk. Her songs always entertain but by making us think she achieves her greatest hold.
- Rambles

 

Loving Hannah

LOVING HANNAH
traditional USA - learned from Jean Ritchie?

I went to church on Sunday
My true love passed me by
I knew her mind was changing
By the roving of her eye.
    By the roving of her eye,
    By the roving of her eye,
    I knew her mind was changing
    By the roving of her eye.

O Hannah, loving Hannah,
Come give to me your hand,
You said if ever you’d marry
That I would be your man, (etc)

Now you have broke your promise
Go home with who you please,
While my poor heart is aching,
Here lying at your ease. (etc)

My Hannah’s tall and handsome,
Her hands are long and small,
I know she is good-natured
And that’s the best of all. (etc)

I’ll go down to the river
When everyone’s asleep,
I’ll think of loving Hannah
And then sit down and weep. (etc)

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