Sunday, July 8, 2012

Quote of the Moment

You don't have to move that mountain, just help me Lord to climb it.
—Nickel Creek, "You Don't Have to Move That Mountain"

I've had this quote in my collection for a while, but for some reason it's been at the front of my mind recently. I love Nickel Creek's bluegrass version, originally written, as far as I can tell, by Trisha Yearwood, but clearly the roots go farther back. After a bit of digging around on the 'net it appears that the original late-50's gospel song was written by Doris Akers and Mahalia Jackson. It will not displace the version I'm used to in my rotation, but as is often the case the original is even more raw and powerful than the newer version.

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