Won't You Come and Sing For Me?
Today's bittersweet song was penned by pioneering and unabashedly political bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens. A pro-union feminist, this West Virginia native blazed the trail in a genre heavily dominated by men, even to this day. Ms. Dickens put her words and her life on the line in her crusade to help coal miners in her home state. She appears in the documentary Harlan County, U.S.A. as well as one of The Folks' favorite films, Songcatcher. She sang this tune with collaborator Alice Gerard. Betsy fell in love with the imagery of "that plain little church with the benches all worn." Tyler joins in on harmony. Thanks for watching!
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