Stock Music track: September 17 1862

A Country song with old Country influences about loving and thinking about a girl while in battle. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 19215
Genres: Vocal Country Music -- Country & Bluegrass
Moods/Emotions: Sad / Sorrowful / Mournful -- Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Homey / Cozy / Wholesome -- Reflective / Thoughtful / Introspective
Suggested Production Types: Historical: Older History / Ancient -- Outdoorman / Fishing / Hiking -- TV Commercial - Reflection / Thoughtful
Prominent Instruments: Banjo -- Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Violin / Viola / Fiddle -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton, Crosby Stills and Nash, Drive By Truckers, Jamey Johnson, John Mellencamp, Lumineers, Neil Young, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Adams, Steeldrivers, Steve Earle, The Band, bittersweet, contemplative, country, death, dixie, girl, history, hope, hopeful, love, thoughtful, human voice, south, tennessee, moving
Tempo feel: Very slow -- Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 69
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Tough, David Thomas (SESAC - CAE#: 499731200); Hupp, Daniel (BMI - CAE#: 666966090)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Tough, David Thomas; Hupp, Daniel
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: I remember when you waved goodbye that summer
In your flowered dress blowing in the wind
The bugles played and both our hearts were beating
You said we’d beat the Yankees by the spring
We marched out on the sixth day of September
Just before the dawn succumbed to day
Headed through the fields of North Virginia
You shed a tear to see me to march away

And still I dream of you smiling in our garden
I kiss your face with roses in your hair
When this weary battle ends
I’ll be coming home again
I will run all the way to meet you there

Lincoln’s cannons booming in the distance
We labored onward with our company
We were marching in the footsteps of the Maker
They had more guns, but we had Bobby Lee
The blue caps fell upon us like a thunder
To claim the life of every Johnny Reb
I saw my brothers fall across the trenches
And watched the women carry off the dead


We held our ground, through all the smoke and fire
‘TilI felt that shell pierce through my coat of gray
On that bloodstained earth my light was fadin’
Then I saw you in my clouded mind again
Through the night old death he beckoned for me
I silenced all those thoughts to kill the pain
But then I felt my spirit start to flicker
Didn’t cry my rebel yell, I called your name

Still I dream of you smiling in our garden
I kiss your face with roses in your hair
Though I may not return
There is one thing I have learned
I will run all the way to meet you there
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."