We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This superb lady has come to speak and to talk with the kids and sing a little at my kids' school for the past few years, but I have been an admirer forever, it seems. If you don't have her CDs, you are missing out.
Her cover of that song is a soul-penetrator, in deep goose-bump territory. She talks to the kids about her life and her career and her Christian values. She does it as part of the career series. One of her nephews goes to the school.
Y'all are SO right --gut-level performances by people in classes by themselves. "The Last of the Mohicans" was on tv the other day, and I went bonkers over that soundtrack again. Been trying to pick it out on the piany--think I've got it, in D minor.