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This lovely bud, so young and fair,
Called hence by early doom,
Came just to show how sweet a flow’r
In paradise might bloom.

The tear we shed, though in secret it rolls,
Shall keep her memory green in our souls.

Why was it so? It seemed so sweet
To have him with us here.
We cannot tell, but god knows best,
Someday it will be clear.

We sorrow not as those who have no hope.

My faith may darken as of will,
I shall not much deplore,
Since though art where the ills of life


from here's to hoping, released October 11, 2011
Music By: Emily Backus
Lyrics: Amalgamation of tombstone epitaphs
Guitar/Vocals: Catherine Backus
Vocals: Emily Backus


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The Skipperdees Athens, Georgia

The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film "Fat Man and Little Boy" which featured Paul Newman with a mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people. They are Capricorns and vegetarians. Come say hey at theskipperdees.com. or find them in one of the seven Waffle House locations in their current home of Athens, GA. ... more

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