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Riff: Mavis Staples – “One True Vine”

Jun 25, 2013

Life had ceased/I was lost and tired/You set me free/From this mighty, mighty fire

from One True Vine lyrics by Mavis Staples

An unreleased outtake from their 2007 Sky Blue Sky LP, one of Wilco‘s most overtly religious tracks gets the Staples treatment here as she pledges her allegiance to the saviour of the album’s title with the kind of elegance and dignity we’ve come to expect. A fittingly graceful closer.

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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