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Songs | Fall 2016

My Roots Go Down

Sarah says, “I wrote this song in a forest under a winter full moon in 1979. It is a song of peace and encouragement, an environmental song, and more. A storyteller, Susan Tobin, taught it to Ladysmith Black Mambazo when they were missing their homeland. Herbalist Susun Weed led her class in repeating it when they were stuck in a rainstorm on a mountain. It was first recorded with A Gentle Wind in 1984 on Two Hands Hold the Earth.”

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