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Old 09-01-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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Hello,
I haven't posted here in a while. I'm definately no Gordon Lightfoot, but I've completed another Lightfoot sounding song. I was trying for something along the lines of Cherokee Bend.
The Song is titled "Back in Time", and is about the Cherokee Trail of Tears. You can grab the MP3 at:
http://www.safossils.com/waltsongs/YCGBIT1.mp3

Any feedback or comments appreciated.

Best Regards,
Walt

Here are the lyrics....

Back in Time
(The Cherokee Trail of Tears)
2006 Walter Farmer

Verse 1

It was late in 1830 when trouble first began
A policy of removal set to law by crooked hands
Pushed a peaceful Cherokee people from their eastern woodland homes
To the plains of Oklahoma

Chorus

They say you can't go back in time
Sure seems to me like someone should
They say you can't go back in time
But I'd re-write me some history if I could

Verse 2

They fought a crooked system but the crooked system won
So they left for Oklahoma through snow and burnin' sun
Starvation and diseases left a string of unmarked graves
Along the way to Oklahoma

Chorus

They say you can't go back in time
Sure seems to me like someone should
They say you can't go back in time
But I'd re-write me some history if I could

Bridge

It's half a paragraph in a slanted history book
Painted over and not what it appears
Sixteen thousand men women and children
Forced to walk a trail of tears

Repeat Verse 1

It was late in 1830 when trouble first began
A policy of removal set to law by crooked hands
Pushed a peaceful Cherokee people from their eastern woodland homes
To the plains of Oklahoma

Chorus

They say you can't go back in time
Sure seems to me like someone should
They say you can't go back in time
But I'd re-write me some history if I could

[ September 06, 2006, 22:34: Message edited by: waltsongs ]
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:46 AM   #2
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waltsongs -

I like it. My wife is part Cherokee and will appreciate this, too. Keep 'em coming !

- geo Steve
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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Originally posted by waltsongs:
Hello,
I haven't posted here in a while. I'm definately no Gordon Lightfoot, but I've completed another Lightfoot sounding song. I was trying for something along the lines of Cherokee Bend.
The Song is titled "Back in Time", and is about the Cherokee Trail of Tears. You can grab the MP3 at:
http://www.safossils.com/waltsongs/YCGBIT1.mp3

Any feedback or comments appreciated.

Best Regards,
Walt

Here are the lyrics....

Back in Time
(The Cherokee Trail of Tears)
2006 Walter Farmer

It was late in Eighteen thirty when trouble first began
A policy of removal set to law by crooked hands
Pushed a peacfull Cherokee people
From their eastern woodland homes
To the plains of Oklahoma

They say you can't go back in time
Sure seems to me like someone should
They say you can't go back in time
But I'd re-write me some history if I could

They fought a crooked system but the crooked system won
So they left for Oklahoma through snow and burnin' sun
Starvation and diseases left a string of unmarked graves
Along the way to Oklamhoma

They say you can't go back in time
Sure seems to me like someone should
They say you can't go back in time
But I'd re-write me some history if I could

It's Half a paragraph in a slanted history book
Painted over and not what it appears
When 16 thousand men women and children
Were forced to walk a Trail of Tears

It was late in Eighteen thirty when trouble first began
A policy of removal set to law by crooked hands
Pushed a peacfull Cherokee people
From their eastern woodland homes
To the plains of Oklahoma

They say you can't go back in time
Sure seems to me like someone should
They say you can't go back in time
But I'd re-write me some history if I could
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:12 AM   #4
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by waltsongs:
Hello,
I haven't posted here in a while. I'm definately no Gordon Lightfoot, but I've completed another Lightfoot sounding song. I was trying for something along the lines of Cherokee Bend.
The Song is titled "Back in Time", and is about the Cherokee Trail of Tears. You can grab the MP3 at:
http://www.safossils.com/waltsongs/YCGBIT1.mp3

Any feedback or comments appreciated.

HI Walt and welcome back.
Your song sounds great! It is very well recorded as well. Good luck your music!
Bill
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the listens, and also for the kind words.

Walt
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Old 09-02-2006, 10:31 AM   #6
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Great song, Walt!
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:32 PM   #7
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Walt, great to hear from you! Thanks so much for sharing your song - it's a keeper. Listening to it reminds me how much I've always enjoyed your voice and it's been too long since we've heard from you.

Keep it up and keep sharing with us!
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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Hey Walt! The other Walter here and yep,still going strong 3 & 1/2 years later!
Nice piece of music you've made but of course I still recall helping out on that song about Gord back in '03 or '04.

Don't stay away so long this time,'kay?
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:09 AM   #9
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Really, really, good Walter!! Im impressed, That's as good as they come. Great recording voice, truly enjoyed the guitar in there as well.

I beleive this is the first I made contact with you, hope not the last. Do keep it up, my good man.

We seemed to have, more talented people on this site, than we know of.

Hi Bill Hall, Im not leaving you behind, you too sir, are talented. Anything new your way?

Now if we could just get the other Walter, to write and sing us a hit. lol Great guy that Borderstone.
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:13 AM   #10
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Hey GeoSteve, great song indeed for your wife to listen too. You must be a fan of Lightfoots "Cherokee Bend."
Say Hi to the Mrs,from me.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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Again, thanks for the listens and the kind words. I drop by from time to time to see what's happening. I just do not post very often.

Best,
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Old 09-05-2006, 04:39 PM   #12
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Nice one Walt ! Very nice. Thanks for sharing that.

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Old 09-05-2006, 07:01 PM   #13
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Very nice song! Reminds me a little of John Prine too.
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