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Seeger's greatest asset is her uncanny ability to dissolve the gap between artist and audience. She belongs to a long line of musicians who sunder the meat from the bone effortlessly, rendering the unpalatable visible. Listening and watching her trawl through past and present, it was easy to see where Ani di Franco, Utah Philips and Bruce Springsteen drew from the well. - Siobhan Long, Irish Times

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A lifetime has gone into reaching the place she sings from here. The result is a quietly compelling album (Everything Changes) of songs that took a lifetime to be able to write and sing. A most eloquent and rich album.
— Michael Tearson

 

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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