Love Call Me Home
Artist & Tune
About the Song
History of the song: "Christine was one of the cultural catalysts in Asheville for over a decade. She wrote documentary scripts, plays, poems and performed in the innovative Playback Theatre. Early in 2000 she was diagnosed at age 49 with a brain tumour and given four months to live. Her friends rallied around her as she made her decision to reject chemotherapy, radiation and invasive medical techniques. The fact that she had no medical insurance played no part in her decision. The song was first sung at UNCA on May 27, 2000 when a benefit was raised to help with her medical costs. Christine was there, with 150, glowing in her red velvet dress. She said she'd extended her time because of her friends, who had surrounded her with love and support during her final year. Many times she said, "I don't want you to forget me." She died peacefully, with dignity, on February 13, 2001. Christine: Your friends will always remember you." - Peggy
Peggy is Pete Seeger's half sister and was married to the great Scottish folksinger and songwriter Ewan MacColl until his death in 1989.