Proserpina was written by Martha Wainwright's mother, folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, while she was dying from cancer....
Prosepina, Prosepina, come home to momma, come home to momma
Prosepina, Prosepina, come home to mother, come home to momma now
I shall punish the Earth, I shall turn down the heat
I shall take away every morsel to eat
I shall turn every feeling to stone
Where I walk crying alone
Crying for

Prosepina, Prosepina, come home to momma, come home to momma now
Prosepina, Prosepina go home to your mother, go home to Hera
Prosepina, Prosepina go home to your mother, go home to Hera now
She has ṗunished the Earth, she has turn down the heat
She has taken away every morsel stone
Where she walks cry-crying alone
Crying for

Prosepina, Prosepina, come home to momma, come home to momma
Prosepina, Prosepina, come home to momma, come home to momma now
She has turned every feeling to stone
Where she walks cry-crying alone
Prosepina, Ṗrosepina, come home to momma, come home to momma
Prosepina, Prosepina, come home to momma, come home to momma now


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"Proserpina" as written by Kate Mcgarrigle

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    Song Fact""Proserpina" is the last song Wainwright's mother Kate McGarrigle wrote before dying of cancer, and it was first heard a performance at the Royal Albert Hall by McGarrigle in December of 2009, just weeks before her death." (Katherine St. Asaph, pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/… (album review)).

    During this time, Martha Wainwright was pregnant of her first child while her mother was dying of cancer.
    JohnnyViolaon June 01, 2016   Link

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