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Iris DeMent

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Biography

Iris DeMent (born 5 January 1961 in Paragould, Arkansas, USA) is a Grammy-nominated American country/folk singer and songwriter. As well as recording a series of successful solo albums, DeMent has sung duets with artists such as Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris and has featured on the albums of many other performers. In October 2012, she released "Sing the Delta", her first album of original songs in 16 years.

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    Sweet is the melody, so hard to come by.
    It's so hard to make every note bend just right.
    You lay down the hours and leave not one trace,
    But a tune for the dancing is there in it's place.
    Well, the dance floor's for gliding and not jumping over ponies.
    Sweet Is the Melody  -  44,085 plays
  2.  
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    And you know the sun's settin' fast,
    And just like they say, nothing good ever lasts.
    Well, go on now and kiss it goodbye,
    But hold on to your lover,
    'Cause your heart's bound to die.
    Our Town  -  54,605 plays
  3.  
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    Everybody's wonderin' what and where they all came from
    Everybody's worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go
    When the whole thing's done
    But no one knows for certain
    And so it's all the same to me
    Let the Mystery Be  -  61,904 plays
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    Well, you told me that you wished that things had not,
    Turned out this way.
    You never thought there'd come a time,
    When you would go away.
    But you stayed right here beside me,
    You've Done Nothing Wrong  -  30,987 plays
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    Well, I looked up into heaven, I thought I'd solve life's mysteries.
    I observed the constellations for a clue to my destiny.
    But the rhyme of life confounds me, things will be as things will be.
    So I'll just dance the shores of Jordan 'til the angels carry me.
    I'm gonna let my feet go dancing to my very favourite songs,
    The Shores Of Jordan  -  29,409 plays
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