Ridgway Glovers Lament

Song Description

track 7 of concept album Eagle

Song Length 4:16 Genre Folk - General, Folk - Americana


Some looked for homesteads
And some looked for gold
Some put their faith in the guns that they'd hold
But I will travel, he said, as I can
To photograph this great and wondrous land

Proud chiefs in headdress with faces like stone
Settlers with children in their wilderness home
The hills and plains of the great hunting ground
Suspicious talks of treaties in the round

They surely won't fear me
They know of my worth
They know my respect for the land of their birth
For this I have waited for so long
They surely took his scalp to prove him wrong

This is truly one of the best songs I have come across in a long time, if not ever on Broadjam! I seldom click 'Would like to hear from this artist again'. Wow, you've earned my heartfelt respect with this tune, well done!!!!!

WOW!--great song all the way around!--just right--great composing!--cheers--joe

What a wonderful, original and creative arrangement and recording. The lyrics are powerful. The melody and vocals are beautiful. The music is a great match for the lyrics. A well crafted and performed song and an artistic production.

Lyrics John Evans Music John Evans
Producer John Evans Performance John Evans
This track is on 6 Member Playlists
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Delta Burnett Reed unique 7/21/2018
Delta Burnett Reed feel of the Indian 7/21/2018
Cyndi Corkran Songs of mystery & beauty 2/22/2014
Cyndi Corkran John Evans 2/22/2014
Wednesday Jones My Top Songs 11/8/2013
Brian McNulty GREAT SONGS 3/23/2013

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