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  • The call to come, a stand-by of women's songs and the by-word for female longing. It's suffused with centuries of women's plaints: the circumscribed woman and her freely wandering lover.

    One hears it in men's music as well, but it's rarer and--though by no means devoid of emotion--not as effective.

    June 25, 2009