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Yesterday, I posted that I'd just discovered Jose Gonzalez' music and was wondering if anyone could rec other musicians I might like.  Well, witchofthedogs recommended Kate Rusby.  I looked her up on Youtube, and the first song of hers that I listened to is Who Will Sing Me Lullabies?. It's a girl-and-her-guitar kind of song.  It's achingly beautiful, but not overwrought.  This song made me sob.  And that's not an exaggeration. 

When it comes to describing music, words fail me.  Just, go listen.  If this song doesn't gut you, you're a stronger person than I.  I was telling Witchy that this song makes me want to write something that's as plaintive and achingly beautiful, but I don't think I can do it.

What are you still doing here?  Go listen (and read the lyrics)!

Who Will Sing Me Lullabies?
- Kate Rusby

Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.

In this big world I'm lonely, for I am but small,
Oh angels in heaven, don't you care for me at all?
You heard my heart breaking for it rang through the skies,
So why don't you sing me lullabies,
Oh why don't you sing me lullabies.

I lay here; I'm weeping for the stars they have come,
I lay here not sleeping; now the long night has begun.
The man in the moon, oh he can't help but cry,
For there's no one to sing me lullabies,
Oh there's no one to sing me lullabies.

So lay me down gently, oh lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know .
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.

Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep

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If you haven't already done so, go here and download Wandering Soul (it's one of the "John" songs I have listed about halfway through). You'll like that one, too.

Just snagged it; I'm sure I'll love it. *g*



Try that. I like it anyway, though it's not Kate Rusby.

This is beautiful. It gave me goosebumps.
She's a little bit of a mix between Jewel and Sarah McLachlan, and I quite like the sound. Am off to listen to more of her songs now.
Thanks so much for the rec :0)

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