Crossing over...

My friend and fellow wanderer, Wayseeker (aka David Longley), sent me this image. I don't know where he got it from, but he says Cecil Sharp made the photograph around 1917 while searching out English ballads in Madison County, North Carolina. The ferrywoman may well have bestowed a song upon him during the passage.

When my time comes to make the Crossing, if the angels send her to ferry me over to the other side, I will embark upon the waters with high confidence.

Henry's books.


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