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Friday Night Special: It’s a Love Song (Hadestown #2)

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In October, I’m going to “Hadestown”. Will you join me, friends? It’s just – a visit.

In the beginning, there’s Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus – poet and musician – is writing a song so beautiful that spring will return to a cold, embittered world. Eurydice shivers in her threadbare coat.

Orpheus sees her and that thing happens when your eyes are altered. “Don’t come on too strong,” Hermes advises.

(And when have the young ever listened?)

Here’s the complete version of this song, with lyrics –

And here is their Wedding Song – the song of a dreamer, and a girl who believes his dreams –

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For the first post in the “Hadestown” series, please click here.

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  1. Beautiful Jennifer and those lovely voices & lyrics in the Wedding Song makes me happy and wish I could sing.

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