Throw it away. Throw it awayThe US jazz singer and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln has died at the age of 80 in Manhattan.
Give your love, live your life,
Each and every day
And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
There's a hand to rock the cradle
And a hand to help us stand
With a gentle kind of motion
As it moves across the land,
And the hand's unclenched and open.
Gifts of life and love it brings,
So Keep your hands wide open
If you're needing anything,
Abbey Lincoln Throw it Away
Her last 2007 CD Abbey Sings Abbey is a fine celebration of a distinguished career. It is a beautifully restrained album performed by a singer-songwriter of great wisdom at the top of her craft.