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Laurelyn Dossett and Friends: Vote Against Amendment One

7 Comments 10 Apr, 2012

North Carolina Piedmont musicians and leaders raise their voices against Amendment

Vote Against Amendment One
Laurelyn Dossett ©2012 Pleasant Garden Music, ASCAP
Recorded March 27& 28, 2012 in Greensboro, NC.
Video by Harvey Robinson of Monkeywhale Productions.
Audio produced by Ben Singer and Laurelyn Dossett.

Musicians in order of appearance:
Laurelyn Dossett: acoustic guitar and vocals
Pat Lawrence: bass
Scott Manring: banjo, dobro
Sam Frazier: vocals, electric guitar
Molly McGinn: vocals
Logie Meachum: vocals
Daniel Yount: drums
Ben Singer: keyboards
Robin Doby Easter: vocals
Martha Bassett: vocals
Rhiannon Giddens Laffan: vocals

On May 8, 2012, this is what North Carolina voters will see on the ballot:

[] For [X] Against
Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.

When the 8th of May is come, let’s vote against amendment one.

Stranger there across the room
Your children are my children too
When seven days of May are done
I’ll vote against amendment one

Father one or fathers two
Your family is my family too
Ties that bind won’t be undone
We’ll vote against amendment one

Love thy neighbor, word and true
Your neighbor is my neighbor too
To work beside and lean upon
And vote against amendment one

Points of light and points of view
Your city is my city too
The crumbling walls we’ll overrun
To vote against amendment one

We cannot see for red or blue
But your state it is my state too
And when the 8th of May is come
We’ll vote against amendment one
We’ll rise up with the morning sun
And vote against amendment one
The sounding cry has just begun
We’ll vote against amendment one



harvey - who has written 186 posts on Monkeywhale Productions
Harvey K. Robinson is the cinematographer, editor, and director at Monkeywhale Productions. Originally from Derby, England he now resides in Greensboro, NC where he began a web series documenting musicians and artists from all over the country. Recipient of the 2009 HearNC "Marks, Stern and Thomas Award," winner of the 2010 48 Hour Film Festival Greensboro, and Betty Cone Medal of the Arts Nominee for 2011, his work has appeared as featured videos on Paste Magazine, E!News, and Aol spinner. Harvey’s commercial work has garnered 2 silver Addy awards in the past 2 years. With a background in Directing at NC School of the Arts and many years spent as a professional actor, Harvey brings a multi-disciplinary approach to each new creative endeavor whether it be a short film, music video, documentary, or commercial.
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7 Comments so far

  1. Harvey,
    I know I’ve told you before how much I like your stuff but you’ve really outdone yourself with this one. You should be incredibly proud. This video was much needed and will do such a positive thing for our community. Thanks for making it!!!

  2. awesome job, harvey & everyone involved.

  3. Nice seeing Laurelyn and Scott perform this at Lucky 32 tonight. Great job on the video! We’re linking to you on tomorrow’s post.

  4. Love it.

  5. This is elegant and meaningful — how beautiful said and sung!

  6. sublime! thank you so much for this!



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