Delta Burnett Reed

Delta Burnett Reed

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World - Celtic | Winchester, New Hampshire, United States
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Member Since: 2011
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Song Description

Cora Jones a Civil war widow lives on Bluestone Mountain in West Virginia with a young son and both are lost

Story Behind the Song

I have 2 versions of this song and I like both....So what do I do? There is a write up on the other version about how I found this song

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Great overall sound.... good recording

    - SKY HIGH MUSIC LABS

Great storytelling delivered in a haunting and beautiful fashion, with really good vocals and instrumentation that is really ideal for the piece, so as not to mask the lyrics.

    - MGB
Lyrics

If you wander through the hills of West Virginia
down to where the greenbriar winds
turn your ear toward Bluestone Mountain
an you just might hear the sound of a young girl
cryin'

chorus:
Some say it's the wind through the canyon
as it blows a lonesome sound through the pines
some say it's the sound of the river
but I say it's just Cora Jones a' cryin'

Cora lived alone on Bluestone Mountain
a little blond-haired boy there by her side
the bloody civil war made her a widow
an little Jacob was her life-blood and her pride

CHORUS:
Hummming.....and I say it's just Cora Jones a'cryn'

Sometimes I wonder if God watches
and sometimes life can turn in cruel ways
'cause on a cold autumn day in late October
little Jacob wandered in Scott Hollow Cave

Now the caves of West Virginia run forever
like a maze of black ribbon through the ground
Cora went to search for little Jacob
but neither Jake nor Cora would be found

CHOURS:

So, if wander through the hills of West Virginia
down to where the greenbriar winds
turn your ear toward Bluestone Mountain
you just might hear the sound of a young girl
cryin' oooooo-crying oooooo-crying

Song Length
4:37
Genres
Country - Bluegrass, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Heartbreaking, Moving

Subject Matter
Life, History, Past

Similar Artist
Loreena McKennitt
Language
English
Era
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Mark Brinkman
Music Credits Joe Podlesny
Producer Credits Joe Podlesny
Publisher Credits Joe Podlesny
Performance Credits Delta Burnett Reed/ music arranger Joe Podlesny
Label Credits Avocet Studios