Chesapeake

from by Jesse Brewster

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Inspired by Brewster's strong Mayflower roots, this song paints the picture of heritage and beauty. The sentimental vibe is painted perfectly by acoustic guitar, mandola and upright bass, lyrics rich with imagery and haunting backing vocals

lyrics

I can’t recall a time when
You weren’t standing there front and center in my mind
Home of my forefathers or was it three
That shaped your shores for 300 some-odd years
And as I’ve traveled wide, and ventured far
I can always feel your currents gently pulling me back

Oh Chesapeake
You’re coursing through my veins
Sure as winters bring the rain
Ohh Chesapeake
It’s been so many years It feels like only yesterday
Loyal and ready by your weathered docks
Our old skipjack’s rarin’ for the deep

A noisy raft of waterfowl take to the air
That for longer than man have called this bay their home
Come and gone with the seasons like the ice and snow
A cycle that’s repeated a thousand times

Oh Chesapeake
You’re coursing through my veins
Sure as winters bring the rain
Ohh Chesapeake
It’s been so many years
It feels like only yesterday

No prose so eloquent or rhyme so sweet
Can shine a light on all the secrets you keep
No high flying plane or satellite
Can describe the beauty of your moonlit nights

Oh Chesapeake
You’re coursing through my veins
Sure as winters bring the rain
Ohh Chesapeake, Ohh Chesapeake
It’s been so many years
It feels like only yesterday

credits

from March of Tracks, released August 26, 2014
Jesse Brewster - acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion
Charlie Wilson - upright bass, add'l percussion
Megan Slankard - backing vocals
Gawain Mathews - mandola, slide guitar

Recorded at Sonic Zen Records in Berkeley, CA
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Charlie Wilson

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Jesse Brewster San Francisco

Coming off the critical success of his last album,Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall, San Francisco singer-songwriter/ guitarist Jesse Brewster is taking a different approach this time: one single per month for 12 months, leading to the release of his new album.
www.JESSEBREWSTER.com
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  • Aug 19
    San Rafael, CA

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