The World Turned Upside Down (Diggers' Song)
Whew! The past couple of months have been a bit of a rough transition. Between a move that seemed to never end, a tour, and almost all of my gear getting stolen, I feel like I'm just now coming back to my normal routine.

I thank you all for sticking it out with me while I wasn't creating as much content. With that, let's get to today's video!


I've spent some time lately getting back to my roots in traditional ballads and wanted to share something special with you today in that vein.


Many of you are, like me, big fans of the smash Broadway hit "Hamilton".  In the show, Lin Manuel-Miranda references a song that the crowd is singing after the British surrender called "The World Turned Upside Down". While we're not actually sure what song may have been sung, there's a chance this would have been on the list.


Later, in the 1970s, composer Leon Rosselson wrote a song based on the plight of a commune called The Diggers. This song popularized by Billy Bragg was also called "The World Turned Upside Down", and became an anthem for those concerned with land rights. I first heard the song at a Scottish festival years ago and it's the one that pops into my head whenever I think of the reference in Hamilton.


Today I'd like to share that song with you.


Enjoy!


xo,


J.

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