Chickahominy River – A Kate Cumming Tribute


Jed Marum – vocal and guitars
Brian McNeill – fiddle and concertina
Curly Boy Stubbs – mandolin, high tune backpacker guitar
Eve Goldberg – harmony vocal
Dennis Pendrtih – upright bass

Produced and engineered by Paul Mills at The Millstream, Toronto ONT, Canada

CHICKAHOMINY RIVER
© Jed Marum, 2003

You’re a slow rolling flood
Chickahominy River
But your gentle face troubles me
Deep to my soul
For your waters rode easy
Serene and so gentle
While the battle and bloodshed
Around you did roll

If your tale could be told
Chickahominy River
And your banks sing the song
Of our young and our brave
You’ve been bathed in the blood
Of our husbands and brothers
Now sacred you keep them
Alone in their grave

Now for families and loved ones
Chickahominy River
Sad hearts will be breaking
So far from your shore
For our sons we have left here
In trust to your keeping
Chickahominy River
Take care of the thy store

May your banks guard them well
Chickahominy River
May the bones of our dear ones
Lie calmly at rest
‘til the trump of the dead
Shall awake them to glory
Forever top live
In the realm of the blessed

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Husband and fathers
Brothers and sons
We pass them in trust to your care

Now for families and loved ones
Chickahominy River
Sad hearts will be breaking
So far from your shore
For our sons we have left here
In trust to your keeping
Chickahominy River
Take care of the thy store

If your tale could be told
Chickahominy River
And your banks sing the song
Of our young and our brave
For our sons we have left here
In trust to your keeping
Chickahominy River
Take care of the thy store

If your tale could be told
Chickahominy River
And your banks sing the song
Of our young and our brave
For our sons we have left here
In trust to your keeping
Chickahominy River
Take care of the thy store

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