Leni Stern, “Bury Me Standing”

Here’s another post of mine from Larry Haley’s The Bop Shop.

New York City-based Leni Stern — singer/songwriter/guitarist (both she and her husband Mike Stern studied the instrument at Berklee) — collaborated with Larry John McNally (you’ll know his “The Motown Song”, a big hit for Rod Stewart) on this song of resignation and defiance. It’s based on the Roma (Gypsy) proverb of Manush Romanov: “Bury me standing. I’ve been on my knees all my life.”

Very nice Hammond B-3 work by George Whitty!

play Leni Stern’s “Bury Me Standing” (2002) on YouTube