8. Orphan Girl

One of the first songs Sophie and Margot sang together at the backroom session in Mulligans. There is a great harmony in the repetitive lines and through singing this song we found out our voices matched perfectly! Although neither of us is practicing religion we love the kindness and simplicity of this song.

Lyrics:

I am an orphan, on God’s highway
But I’ll share my troubles, if you go my way
I have no mother, no father, no sister, no brother
I am an orphan girl

I have had friendships, pure and golden
But the ties of kinship, I have not know them
I know no mother, no father, no sister, no brother
I am an orphan girl

But when he calls me, I will be able
To meet my family, at God’s table
I’ll meet my mother, my father, my sister, my brother
No more an orphan girl

Blessed savior, make me willing
And walk beside me, until I’m with them
Be my mother, my father, my sister, my brother
I am an orphan girl

***We do not own the copyright to these lyrics, written by Gillian Welch. If the rightful owners tell us to do so, we will take them down immediately.***

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