photography by revival arts
I found this old song in the stacks of my choral music
in my studio sometime last year.
I immediately felt my toes start tapping and the rhythm captivated me.
However, the words were old were filled with fairly negative descriptions of the
devil coming to catch us all.
so........I thought, why not rework this baby.
and I did with a lot of fun.
Sharing this song in many different concert situations has been a gift.....
and what it brings is - joy.
tapping foot joy.
humming along joy.
I think we often forget simple pleasures these days.
We have forgotten the joy of singing with each other
and experiencing music in community.
this is also a song about freedom.
And every time I sing this, it reminds me....
sister, you are free.
No matter what my circumstances - there is an inner freedom
to still choose