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Cherokee Blood

from Western Movies by Railtown

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Recorded Live at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN on April 22, 1998.

Well . . . I'm 1/32 Cherokee Indian . . . and proud of it! I'm not sure what brought about this story . . .
maybe I'm his "children's children", and he's "in my veins" . . . I have always had a lot of respect
for the American Indian Heritage . . . by the way, my great-grandfather (paternal grandmother's
father . . .) was a cowboy . . . hmmm . . .

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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CHEROKEE BLOOD

Cherokee blood flowed like water
in a red colored stream
As I watched my brother dying
at my feet

I could hear the soldier's rifle
when he gunned the young brave down
And I knew a life was ended
at the sound

The soldier said,
Injuns deserve to die, they have no fear of God
I saw those savage eyes, just before I shot
There ought to be a price paid for every drop
of Cherokee Blood

I was proud of my people
We'd made peace with the whites
Now I vowed not to die there
without a fight

- Not afraid to die, I had no fear of God
I saw the soldier's eyes just before he shot
There ought to be a price paid for every drop
of Cherokee Blood

I live on as a spirit
in the heart of every brave
I live through my children's children
- in their veins

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 1996 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)

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from Western Movies, released May 10, 2020
Fiddle: Tim Lorsch
Lead Guitar: Rick Gordon
Lead Vocal/Rhythm Guitar: Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Acoustic Bass: Allan J.C. Ward

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aka Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukulele and harmonica.
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