Witch of the Salem Town

Kristen Lawrence

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"Witch of the Salem Town" is Kristen's version of the old folk tune "Star of the County Down." With Monte Pittman (Madonna) on guitars/bass and Grammy winning MB Gordy on percussion, Kristen's pipe organ and vocals tell the tale of a fictitious Irish immigrant, Agnes Lown, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts during an unfortunate year, 1692 - the year of the Salem witch trials. Accused and sentenced to death, Agnes keeps her mind and strength to her last breath, living by the mantra of her immigrant ship's name, Go True. The song ends with a powerful slip jig, symbolizing Agnes' "dancing" (see: Tyburn jig) - in her final mortal moments on the noose and then as a ghost from the other side.

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