the song
title : Cherokee rose
written by : Boo Hewerdine (lyrics) and John McCusker (music)
song copyright : © 2011 PRS/MCPS/Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Heidi Talbot lead vocal, baritone ukulele
with (the band) :
Ian Carr acoustic guitar
John McCusker fiddle, cittern
Michael McGoldrick Uileann pipes, whistles, flute
James Mackintosh percussion
Ewan Vernal double bass, piano
Roy Dodds drums
Donald Shaw harmonium, wurlitzer organ
Neil Yates brass
and guests :
John Douglas ukulele
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Eddi Reader harmony vocals
music
key : E major
time-signature : 3/4
tempo : MM 106
form : V V C ½v V C v p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Cherokee Rose

they sent us away from the place that we knew
over the plains to Tuskahoma
now for every tear that fell on the trail
there grows a cherokee rose

the nights were so cold and the days were so long
how i survived god only knows
the light from the moon as he held me to sleep
was as pale as a cherokee rose

petals of white grow around hearts of gold
to remind us forever of all that they stole

now gold is as worthless as ash in the wind
when you never will go home again

my daughter was born to familiar skies
though she’ll never know the land i have known
i whisper to him though he’s lost on the breeze
‘i shall call her Cherokee Rose’

petals of white grow around hearts of gold
to remind us forever of all that they stole

now gold is a worthless as ash in the wind
when you never will go home again

never will go home again

– fiddle with tune
la-la {etc.}


the recording
personnel
produced by : John McCusker
recorded by : Calum Malcolm and Steve Stewart at ?, Glasgow?; additional recording by Raymond McGinley and Toony Doogan
mixed by : Andy Seward at ?
mastered by : Calum Malcolm at ?
technical
track timing : 3:56
song timing : 3:50
released on
album : The last star track 10