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It’s OK to Sing White

And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well, the landslide will bring it down
Oh, the landslide will bring it down

“Everybody will help you
Some people are very kind
But if I can save you any time
Come on, give your privilege to me
I’ll keep it with mine”

In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free
While God is marching on…

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  • Joel July 19, 2020, 8:52 AM

    What do these people know about the KKK and when did they know it? How has Trump caused their existence? Hearings!

  • Ca July 19, 2020, 8:54 AM

    Thank you

  • Jack July 19, 2020, 9:03 AM

    Great kids, excellent, pure performance and a great Sunday blessing. Thanks GVL!

    Oh, and btw, although negroes copy everything that is white they are completely unable to offer anything that could touch this in 10 millenniums.

  • PA Cat July 19, 2020, 9:16 AM

    Apropos of “singing white,” the title of this post reminded me of a song cycle by Gordon Jacob that I learned in high school (back in the Stone Age) titled A Goodly Heritage. One of the songs we learned was a piano setting of Elinor Wylie’s poem “Velvet Shoes.” Found a recording of Jacob’s music on YouTube. Here is the text of Wylie’s poem:

    Let us walk in the white snow
    In a soundless space;
    With footsteps quiet and slow,
    At a tranquil pace,
    Under veils of white lace.

    I shall go shod in silk,
    And you in wool,
    White as white cow’s milk,
    More beautiful
    Than the breast of a gull.

    We shall walk through the still town
    In a windless peace;
    We shall step upon white down,
    Upon silver fleece,
    Upon softer than these.

    We shall walk in velvet shoes:
    Wherever we go
    Silence will fall like dews
    On white silence below.
    We shall walk in the snow.

    And here is the link to the singers:

    Jacob’s musical setting is not a well-known piece, but it’s quiet and calming, and snow is not a bad thing to think of in the middle of a (political as well as atmospheric) heat wave.

  • Bill in Tennessee July 19, 2020, 9:25 AM

    I’ve been a fan of this family group for some time now. I play Old Time music and old gospels around my hometown, and recognize talent when I see it. My favorite by the Petersens is an old Chuck Wagon Gang song, “Sweet Beulah Land”:

    Here is the Chuck Wagon Gang version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNAgEjSTyTA

  • Stargazer July 19, 2020, 9:29 AM

    I like your musical tastes. Thank you.

  • JoeDaddy July 19, 2020, 9:51 AM

    Heck yes!!

  • Jeff Brokaw July 19, 2020, 10:11 AM

    I just discovered The Petersens a couple of weeks ago via suggestions on YouTube, and I binged on them for like two hours. Their version of Take Me Home, Country Roads is beautiful, understated and sublime: https://www.jbrokaw.com/2020/07/the-petersens-take-me-home-country-roads.html

  • Anonymous July 19, 2020, 10:39 AM

    Thanks for introducing me to the Petersens. Very clean music. I truly love acoustic music.
    Also, thanks for the Fairport Convention/Sandy Denny…memories.

    Hearings! Yes and appoint a special counsel. The dems could drag that on for the next four years of Trump. ….but they can’t offer a single thought on how to fix the mess they have made.

  • Veeze July 20, 2020, 7:19 AM
  • callmelennie July 20, 2020, 9:02 AM

    Lets not get carried away, Gerard. If it’s OK to sing while white … next thing you know we’ll permit dancing while Irish


  • Aaron G July 22, 2020, 9:44 AM

    ….dang dust in my eye….