The mason Dixon line 

You  sent me on a fool’s errand

to mend my errant ways 

Except he was in arrears 

on the comforts he owed 

To those he’d trampled 

asunder 
The day will come 

Little one 

The day will come 

When the sun 

Gonna shine 

in our back door 

again 


Her grandma sang is breathy and low, sweetened like her tea with a little twist of tart reply to no smear flung across her porch.
She was the last of the great dames sitting on her porch on Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 1973

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