Jo Serrapere: Dream, My Girl
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I first heard Jo Serrapere, a musician from the Detroit area, at our 1999 South Florida Folk Festival, where Dream, My Girl won the songwriting competition for "Best Ballad" - it's a contemporary song that sounds traditional, a lulling yet starkly-told tale of a woman who endures abuse for twelve years, never giving up the dream that "someday the burden will cease"... and it does...
Three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day in America, on average.
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