Mama’s New Old Mandolin

Emily bought a mandolin on eBay from a guy out on the west coast; it just arrived in the mail last week.

I keep hearing Matty Charles lyrics (from “An Old Mandolin,” the last track on the great Lovers in Arms):

There’s a young boy with an old mandolin
Playing down by the river, as they push me back in:
‘Will the circle be unbroken, by and by, Lord, by and by?’
My eyes were wide open, as I looked at the sky

It’s a haunting song, and a great record, which you should buy, if you don’t own it already.