Tiny Graves

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Tiny graves on a mountain side.
Where joy is hung, and sorrow hides.
Stone blind angels for a guide,
To the place where the soul never.

"Cora May, Infant Daughter
Flown too soon to the Savior's arms."
Now she lies with her sisters,
In a well-tended corner of a barren farm.
Her mother folds the baby blanket.
Six years old, but still brand new.
Her father tidies up his wood shop,
Puts away the cradle frames and coffin glue.

"Virgil Potts Lies A "Sleeping
A Few Brief Years; Forever in our Hearts."
His mother hid in the woods the night it happened,
As the whipoorwills tore the night apart.
His father made his own liquor,
He went blind the night Virgil died.
His mother swore she couldn't save her baby.
We all knew she never really tried.

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from A Light That Shines, released April 7, 2016
Rob Meador

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Holler Queens, New York

The Brooklyn-based folk band Holler is celebrating the release of their third album, "A

Light That Shines"

The sounds of Holler are firmly rooted in the folk music traditions of Appalachia. Playing
both original songs and traditional favorites, Holler takes you on a musical journey
across America from north to way down south.
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