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William's Still Alive

by Urban Monroes

Fast-paced, highly energetic traditional and original bluegrass.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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-"William's Still Alive" is a **Single** released in advance of an upcoming album entitled "You Want the Moon"-

Not every bluegrass song has a deep meaning, nor a longstanding historical reference. But with William’s Still Alive, the new single from Portland’s Urban Monroes, we get both.

Written by the Monroes’ Fran Kent, the song describes her discovery of a document from 1865 that marks her great-great-great-grandfather’s separation from the Union Army in Vicksburg, MS. William F. Perdue had spent three years as a soldier, having survived a brutal, bloody war that left more than 600,000 Americans dead, and almost twice as many wounded.

As the song continues, Fran tells of the emotions she felt in coming face-to-face with an ancestor she never knew, even as she held in her hand something he had carried personally as the war ended. She reports that it was a powerful thing, almost exactly 150 years after the document was drafted.

John Lawless - Bluegrass Today



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