Origin: Written by Shep, Primitive Pursuits instructor and Wilderness Year participant 2017.
By Isaye Barnwell. On Sweet Honey in the Rock’s album by the same name. Melissa did a workshop with Isaye Barnwell during that, she said “If you’re going to sing my songs, you better not change them.”
Melissa Blake brought it to Primitive Pursuits from a song-sharing gathering in 2016, including the third verse. Additional verses available in the recording.