You can put all manner of miseries, topics and themes in blue grass songs. The Carter Family went about collecting old obscure tunes in the 1920s and '30s in the American Blue Ridge Mountains--old timers placed their own lyrics to ancient Celtic folk song melodies whose actual authors, their identities, had long been lost in the mists of time, the original scribes gone to the Great Beyond and these ditties much later given a mournful cajoling blue grass fiddles flair.
Or they composed their own melodies. I've heard many of those early Carter Family songs which deal with all sorts of woes, all kinds of hard sad rough tough subjects and themes.
So I placed some of my own endless deep grief which can suddenly surface and overwhelm me into these bluegrass ditties for acoustic guitar, fiddle and banjo, dulcimer and harp. You can put words to happier more frivolous even silly subjects as well. 'Anything can be sung to their tunes--these can be about anything.
Some I composed follow.--Susy