Cherokee Blood (Live)

from Live Dogs (Live) by Jeffrey Scott Stewart



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



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

I had heard the soldier's rifle as he gunned the young brave down
Now 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 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)


from Live Dogs (Live), released August 21, 2008
Fiddle: Tim Lorsch
Lead Guitar: Rick Gordon
Rhythm Guitar: Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Acoustic Bass: Allan J.C. Ward


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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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