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Riff: Mavis Staples – “Sow Good Seeds”

Jun 25, 2013

They’ll talk about you/They’ll vilify you/Call you everything/Except child of god

from Sow Good Seeds lyrics by Mavis Staples

Continuing the second half of the album’s journey into more traditional gospel territory, “Sow Good Seeds” sees Staples extols the virtues of karmic retribution over a vintage slide guitar riff that sounds like it was recorded on a Memphis street corner circa 1920; [LISTEN].

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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