Stephen G. Evangelista

Stephen G. Evangelista

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Folk - Contemporary | Eldersburg, Maryland, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

"Gettysburg" is a tribute to one of history's most defining moments. Based on historical records of the battle, "Gettysburg" unfolds at once as a historical and personal account as Private William Jones (First Rhode Island Light Artillery-Battery B) tell

Lyrics

Gettysburg
© 2005
Music and Lyrics by:
Stephen G. Evangelista

Verse 1
Standing my post - by the cannon?s battered wheel
I could see the dying men ? and sprawled out in the fields
Through the dust and smoke and death ? my eyes began to tear ?
Here?here at Gettysburg.

Verse 2
My name?s forgotten now and my story seldom told
My name was William Jones ? the day that I left home
We marched for weeks it seemed ? through that humid dusty air ?
Here?here at Gettysburg.

Chorus
Here in Gettysburg, we fired from these trees
Here in Gettysburg, we fell like scattered leaves
Here in Gettysburg, our hearts filled with despair-
Here?here at Gettysburg.

Verse 3
The men lay wounded ? their smell began to rise
Their eyes were vacant ? so desperate to survive
Their lips turned cold - whispering a prayer
Here at Gettysburg.

Verse 4
I remember Private Gardner ? falling to the ground.
And Sergeant Straight - calling for a round?
Then a shell exploded ? and my body disappeared
Here?here at Gettysburg.

Chorus
Here in Gettysburg, I held the letters that you wrote -
Here in Gettysburg, I kept your picture in my coat -
Here in Gettysburg, you were all that I held dear
Here?here at Gettysburg.

Instrumental Interlude

Chorus
Here in Gettysburg, I was just eighteen?
Here in Gettysburg, I fell down on my knees?
Here in Gettysburg, my soul hangs in the breeze
Here?here - at Gettysburg


Song Length
5:54
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Unique - Patriotic
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Patriotic
Similar Artists
The Eagles, Elton John
Language
English

Lyric Credits Stephen G. Evangelista
Music Credits Stephen G. Evangelista
Performance Credits Performed Live at Gettysburg Remembrance Day (November 2005)