Jeremy Colthup

Jeremy Colthup

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Song Description

This song is based on true events that occured in the town of Rose in New York County in the 1840s. Several people in the town became obsessed with the idea that gold was buried in the fields. Some claimed to have visions and that it was a gift from God. There was actually a trial of dissenters as mentioned in the song. It's a cautionary tale. It's performed by a band of acoustic guitars, electro-acoustic, hamonica, bass, drums and a rough-sounding male chorus (representing the gold diggers). I've chosen to depict Rose as a temptress leading them on and indeed there were reports of visions of beauty at the time of the events.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote it when my girlfriend had gone to New York on holiday and stumbled across the story of the money diggers in the town of Rose on the internet. There are documents and new reports from the mid to late 19th century that tell the story. Much of the story in the song comes from my reading of these.

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Lyrics

She was the rose of New York
Yeah, the rose of New York
I'm gonna greet you with a smile
I'm gonna be here for a while
It was an average day, out on Lovejoy's farm
No sign of the devil's fingers that clawed your arms to her breast
for a while
And the fallow fields, reveal an impression
Of the circles they made before
Silent ghosts validating their lives

And it arose in New York; yeah it arose in New York
They couldn't keep it from their wives;
Nobody knew how to raise the alarm
Night after night
Digging in silent circumspection
For the span of seven long days they prayed
But no money was found to save the suffering souls
Delusional visions, the money digger's motivation
All fired up by a minister's son, with the eyes of a stone
(They were all beggars inside)


Oh, she was such a beautiful apparition
(I witnessed her myself in a dream last night)
The captain denounced her as a demon
Rebellious moves have to be put down
Coz she's the rose of New York
Yeah, she's the rose of New York
She's gonna take us to the court of glory
She's gonna take us to the court of glory
solo

They led a trial for the captain's treason
Their minds were made up; they would not listen to reason
The spirits of the patriarchs of old
Promised them gold for the captain's head

She's the rose of New York (they said)
Yeah, she's the rose of New York
She's such a beautiful young lady
But there was poison on the breasts of the Nile

There's a twisted lip on the face of this story
Samuel's spirit rose up in the fields
The captain conjured it to tell the truth
And reveal the devil's work inside

Performing at the plaintiff's pleasure
Fooling around like a bear with a load on its back
The preacher broke down in tears at the sight;
The money diggers went back to their farms

She was the rose of New York
She was the rose of New York
They were all taken in by the devil inside
Taken in by the devil inside

She was the rose of New York
She was the rose of New York
They were all taken in by the devil inside
Taken in by the devil inside

Song Length
4:03
Genres
Folk - Rock, Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Restless, Disturbed

Subject Matter
Darkness, Gold

Similar Artist
Tom Waits
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Jeremy Colthup
Music Credits Jeremy Colthup
Producer Credits Jeremy Colthup
Performance Credits Jeremy Colthup, Grant Davis, Adam Smith, Alexander Rawlinson