Adrienne Young

Here’s some peaceful Appalachia music from Adrienne Young, covering “Brokedown Palace.” She has released three albums: Plow to the End of the Row (2004), The Art of Virtue (2005), and Room to Grow (2007). All three albums are great, especially if you appreciate agrarian values which are a found throughout and flow well with the music. The title tracks to her first two albums are fine examples:

“Plow to the End of the Row” (Click on title to listen to full track)

Wake up in the morning in the moonlight grey
We got dirt to break, we got a note to pay
Gonna plow, plow to the end of the row
Wake up in the morning and plow to the end of the row

Down to the kitchen with my feet still bare
Children to the table, papa say a prayer
Gonna plow, plow to the end of the row
Down to the kitchen, got to plow to the end of the row

Cornbread for breakfast, won’t ya boil the grinds
Got to cut the furrow ‘fore the sun gets high
Got to plow, plow to the end of the row
Cornbread for breakfast and I plow to the end of the row

Sun just broke out over the trees
I got a aching in my back and a tremblin’ in my knees
If the mule won’t pull then the plow won’t go
If the seed don’t set, crop won’t grow

Chickens to the market, seven miles to town
Gotta make it home ‘fore the sun goes down
Big storm coming, I can see it in the sky
Hope it don’t hit ‘fore the clothes get dry

I got rocks in my shoes, dirt in my eyes
Working like a dog til the day I die
You got to plow, plow to the end of the row
I got rocks in my shoes when I plow to the end of the row

My baby’s waitin’ for me at the end of the day
She likes to ball the jack in the sweetest way
Gotta plow, plow to the end of the row
My baby’s waiting’ for me, so I plow to the end of the row

Wake up in the mornin’ in the moonlight grey
We got dirt to break, we got a note to pay
Gonna plow, plow to the end of the row
Wake up in the mornin’ and plow to the end of the row

“Art of Virtue” (Click on title to listen to full track)

Gonna start a revolution,
Made of action, not of words
Practicing the Art of Virtue
A joy ride on the learning curve

Gonna keep my eyes wide open
Till I have something to say
Start to put my house in order
Save some money for a rainy day

Gonna do just what I ought to
Finish what I say I’ll do
Spend my time on something useful
Worry less and speak the truth

I’d like to learn some moderation
Know just when enough’s enough
Meditate on being tranquil
Injure none and bear no grudge

I let go of my resistance
Son of God is inside me
I’m waitin’ for the real thing, honey
Ain’t nothin’ wrong with chastity

If I could walk the path of Jesus
Live each day the best I can
Follow in those humble footsteps
I might reach the promised land

Gonna start a revolution
Made of action, not of words
Practicing the Art of Virtue
A joy ride on a learning curve

Come and join this revolution
Made of action, not of words
Practicing the Art of Virtue
It’s all the rage, oh have you heard?

Click here to buy her albums. God will like you for it (I cannot back that up).

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4 comments

  1. Wow, fantastic stuff.
    Really nice site, from what I’ve perused in the past week since I discovered it. Mind if I put it on my sidebar?
    Congratulations on your recent completion, sounds well-earned.
    -Mike

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