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MUSIC 223: WOMEN IN MUSIC: Sample Final Project Idea

Nina Simone's "See-Line Woman"

Nina Simone

born Eunice Kathleen Waymon

(21 February, 1933 - 21 April, 2003)

High Priestess of Soul


Nina Simone released "See-Line Woman" (also known as "Sea Lion Woman" and other variations) as the B-side to "Mississippi Goddamn," one of her most famous songs and an important Civil Rights era protest anthem. Simone performed "See-Line Woman" regularly in concert with noticeable variations in the lyrics. This project will investigate why she might have done so and present findings via a podcast. 

Background Information on Nina Simone


Researching the song

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