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Riff: Mavis Staples – “Holy Ghost”

Jun 25, 2013

Feeds my passion for transcendence/Turns my water into wine/Makes me wish I was empty

from Holy Ghost lyrics by Mavis Staples

First recorded by Low for their recent The Invisible Way LP, Staples retains the subdued hymnal quality of the Tweedy-produced original whilst also adding an extra effortless sense of gravitas on a tribute to the mysterious spiritual being who is keeping her faith alive.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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