Song of the Day, November 9: That I Might See by Cheri Knight

Today’s song is That I Might See by Cheri Knight. She began her recording career as bassist for the alt-bluegrass quartet Blood Oranges. When the band broke up in the mid-90s she began assembling a solo album. The Knitter was released in 1996 to quiet acclaim. It’s a solid collection of roots Americana with a dark twist, something she perfected on her second album.

The highlight of The Knitter is That I Might See, a contemplative and nostalgic song. It’s told from the perspective of an older woman, bedridden, remembering her past to a younger listener.

That’s all right now, come sit by me
And draw back the curtain that I might see

The song is brilliantly crafted, at once brittle and strong, carried by Knight’s sure vocals. Enjoy this wistful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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