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Trail of Tears
by Michael A. Guy

Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Not metaphor, not my history but real history. I think I had in mind more the march of Chief Joseph (Nez Pierce) than the Cherokee but this song is being done this winter with the "Across the Sea of Madness" demo being recorded now on my digital equipment.

So unitl I get a paid website that allows Audio only (not video -that doesn't help me here!)I'll just post lyrics--

I just completed a two hour session today using this melody for an extended piano improv.
Thanks for reading...


Trail of tears        4/21/08

verses

It was the hot, dry summer of ‘77

The rivers were low and stained,

The mountains & valley burned with our dying pains

 

Along that trail of tears,

        Where the sky still looked so blue,

Our hopes were broken & all our fears came true .

 

On that dusty trail, in the august heat -

They made us beat a slow, tormented retreat.

             [Along that trail of tears]

                        By the winter of ’78, our time was near

                And it was far too late…

 

chorus

Along that “Trail of Tears”

(We bore our hopes & fears)

There was a cold, rocky place –

Where I last saw your loving face…

 

Along that “Trail of Tears”

I last looked into your eyes

It was a cold, hard rocky place

Where we said our last goodbyes…

 

They marched us north through

                         the cold, dark woods,

To the far, final borderline

Along the way, we left our earthly goods

That was where we met for the last time.

 

.//. “Along that “Trail of Tears…”

 

SEE: demo of piano, bass track#10 on the disc. (Songs: 2008)

 c. 2008, michael a. guy, all rights registerd and reserved.

 

 

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Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 3/16/2010
Beautifully written, and most assuredly a song of tears…. So well written Michael.
Blessings & Peace, Holly
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/27/2010
This could be big.. I'm thinking of a native American singer, like Gordon Lightfoot.

Ron
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 2/25/2010
I really liked this. I was expecting a Native American poem, so was really refreshed to see it used in a similiar but different way. Nice work, Michael.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/22/2010
Powerful verses, indeed, my friend.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 2/21/2010
I am a fan of imagery and this line is exquisite:

The mountains & valley burned with our dying pains.

I look forward to hearing it soon, I hope.
Reviewed by Erin Collins 2/21/2010
very heartwrenching song, Michael.

well done.


Erin Collins
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Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/21/2010
Michael, this is wonderful, I wish I could hear you singing this.
Been too long, certainly have missed you..
Much peace, love, and light,
Namaste,
Amber "V" aka "Karena, Eagle Medicine Woman"



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