Thursday, October 8, 2009

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse: Dream, My Girl

Jo Serrapere: Dream, My Girl

[purchase] (scroll down to My Blue Heaven)

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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