Monday, June 11, 2018

Cairo by Todd Burge

I wrote this song about Cairo WV at the request of Lissa Lucas. The lyrics are based on stories she told me as well as an obit she sent me from a relative of hers that I believe passed away over 100 years ago. “ simply haul away all that is mortal of me” was from that obit. This was recorded by documentarian Richard Anderson. You may know his work if you watched Here’s to the Working Man, the documentary about West Virginia Folk singer legend Mike Morningstar. This song might make it into an upcoming documentary of Richard’s that will focus on how our natural resources here in WV have been squandered by big business for decades.