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#307920 - 08/22/15 07:02 AM [User Showcase] Trail Of Tears
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185 years ago, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, to facilitate the confiscation of Native American territories. This forced relocation became known as the Trail Of Tears. A friend of ours' great-grandfather was on the Trail. This is dedicated to him, and to the Cherokee Nation.

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https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/trail-of-tears




Trail Of Tears
©2015 Robert Randall Burke

Long ago and far away
I have heard the old folks say
Was a dark and bitter day
That echoes through the years
Ol' Hickory swore to clear the land
Of every single Indian band
So he sent them down The Trail Of Tears.

All the Creek and Cherokee
Seminole and Muskogee
Choctaw and Chickasaw
Driven from their land
Osceola stood his ground
They could never run him down
Till his flag of truce
Lay in the sand.

A thousand miles of dust and pain
You'll never see your home again
This is the sum of all your fears
Nations that were proud and free
Broken
On the Trail Of Tears.

The white man called them “Civilized”
Sold them on a pack of lies
White man's smile, a thin disguise
After all these years
Take your children by the hand
And make them understand
So they'll remember
The Trail Of Tears.




Regards,

Bob


Edited by 90 dB (08/24/15 08:52 AM)
Edit Reason: Lyrics

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#307923 - 08/22/15 07:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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I always enjoy your songs. I've also always been particularly interested in Osceola because after he was captured he was imprisoned in my hometown of Charleston, SC and died there is 1837 and buried with military honors.

This is a good song and I enjoyed my listen.


Charlie
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#307924 - 08/22/15 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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A very good song about a shameful act in American history. Interesting arrangement and excellent production. Well done!
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#307934 - 08/22/15 10:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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Bob,

What a haunting song about a dark period of history.
I want to write about the vocals and the production BUT the story makes that impossible, suffice it to say I sat in silence for a few minutes after the 1st listen, shaking my head.

Thanks for the song, so sad yet so beautiful.
I never specifically knew of the Trail of Tears but read "Bury my heart at Wounded knee" many times when younger.

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#307935 - 08/22/15 10:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Hi Bob,
Originally Posted By: JimFogle
A very good song about a shameful act in American history. Interesting arrangement and excellent production. Well done!

I enjoyed my listen.

Guenter
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#307958 - 08/22/15 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: c_fogle
I always enjoy your songs. I've also always been particularly interested in Osceola because after he was captured he was imprisoned in my hometown of Charleston, SC and died there is 1837 and buried with military honors.

This is a good song and I enjoyed my listen.


Charlie



Hey Charlie,

Thanks for the kind words. I've always been fascinated by Osceola. He was the only chief who was never defeated.


Regards,

Bob

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#307960 - 08/22/15 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: JimFogle
A very good song about a shameful act in American history. Interesting arrangement and excellent production. Well done!




Jim,

Thanks for listening. It was shameful, but I think it's a story worth retelling.


Regards,

Bob

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#307961 - 08/22/15 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Bob,

What a haunting song about a dark period of history.
I want to write about the vocals and the production BUT the story makes that impossible, suffice it to say I sat in silence for a few minutes after the 1st listen, shaking my head.

Thanks for the song, so sad yet so beautiful.
I never specifically knew of the Trail of Tears but read "Bury my heart at Wounded knee" many times when younger.

Alyn




Alyn,

Thanks for listening (you're one of the few who actually listened all the way through)
grin and the kind remarks. Hope you're on the mend.


Regards,

Bob

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#307967 - 08/22/15 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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Excellent write, Robert. Tight.

Nice production - allows that vocal (and lyric) to shine.
The mandolin is nice.

A super listen. Cool ending (I don't recognize that last RT smile )

"this is the sum of all you fears" < nice!

floyd

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#307968 - 08/22/15 03:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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A powerful song. Amazing production.
The finale was certainly surprising, and very effective.

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#307969 - 08/22/15 03:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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A nicely written and effective production. Good choice of backing and strong lyrics.

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#308024 - 08/23/15 05:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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Good work Bob.

What was done to the native Indians in the name of manifest destiny is a shame. If you haven't already, get a copy of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. It will make you cry.

Your song reminded me of Seminole Wind by John Anderson as I was listening....

Enjoyed it.
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#308025 - 08/23/15 05:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: boehm]
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Originally Posted By: boehm
Hi Bob,
Originally Posted By: JimFogle
A very good song about a shameful act in American history. Interesting arrangement and excellent production. Well done!

I enjoyed my listen.

Guenter




Guenter - Thanks.


Regards,

Bob

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#308026 - 08/23/15 05:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Excellent write, Robert. Tight.

Nice production - allows that vocal (and lyric) to shine.
The mandolin is nice.

A super listen. Cool ending (I don't recognize that last RT smile )

"this is the sum of all you fears" < nice!

floyd




floyd,

Thanks for the kind remarks. The ending is a Cherokee morning chant.


Regards,

Bob

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#308028 - 08/23/15 05:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: Curt Young]
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Originally Posted By: Curt Young
A powerful song. Amazing production.
The finale was certainly surprising, and very effective.




Curt,

Thanks for listening and the nice comments.


Regards,

Bob

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#308126 - 08/24/15 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
A nicely written and effective production. Good choice of backing and strong lyrics.




Peter,

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Regards,

Bob

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#308127 - 08/24/15 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Good work Bob.

What was done to the native Indians in the name of manifest destiny is a shame. If you haven't already, get a copy of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. It will make you cry.

Your song reminded me of Seminole Wind by John Anderson as I was listening....

Enjoyed it.



Herb -

Thanks. I wrote this for a friend who is part Cherokee. His great-grandfather was on the Trail. I'm giving it to him for his birthday, and am having it produced at Kunaki with the works.


Regards,

Bob

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#308136 - 08/24/15 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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WOW, this is absolutely fantastic!

Great vocal on this one and the backing tracks are perfect but the lyrics are some of the best ever written!

Super song!
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#308169 - 08/24/15 03:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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All I can do is echo what's already been said: good write, excellent vocal, great production.
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#308257 - 08/25/15 12:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Trail Of Tears [Re: 90 dB]
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And "Old Hickory" is still on the $20 bill. In a
reasonable world his mug would be replaced
with a Native American.

"The white man called them “Civilized”
Sold them on a pack of lies
White man's smile, a thin disguise
After all these years
Take your children by the hand
And make them understand
So they'll remember
The Trail Of Tears.'

That is historical poetry.

So many do not realize that many Cherokee were
farmers who owned land and their houses...and
they were literally torn away from it. Shameful,
indeed.

We love NA history so this is right in our wheelhouse
both historically and musically. The arrangement fits
the excellent vocal and lyric very effectively.

There's a ton of things to like about this.

J&B

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