Chesapeake Bay In The Fall

Chesapeake Bay In The Fall

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metalfoot: I've looked at a number of @Saltyjohn's lyrics over the course of 50/90 but somehow never actually collaborated with him. This is me making up for my lack. I loved this lyric, having been to Chesapeake Bay before.

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Chesapeake Bay in the Fall

V1
I step on deck and watch the dawn
Not a ripple shows on the bay
When the morning mist has gone
It’ll be another fine day

V2
The forest has put on its mantel
Of gold and yellow and red
Summer’s about to unmantle
And give us autumn instead

Chorus:
There are few finer places to sail
From Norfolk right up to Rock Hall
Than on Chesapeake Bay in the fall

V3
Delta-flights of Canada geese
Come back to their winter home
On the Bay, a steady breeze
And sailboats are starting to roam

V4
Soon I’ll up anchor and wander
Down to the islands and keys
But next year again I’ll be moored
In this bay with its golden trees

Chorus:
There are few finer places to sail
From Norfolk right up to Rock Hall
Than on Chesapeake Bay in the fall



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Comments

Heid's picture

You nailed the coastal folky vibes here! The plodding strumming pattern and the chord progression both fit the wistful lyrics really well. And the whistling? Perfect addition.

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderful folk feel that takes me back to when I lived in New England along the coast. I really love the vivid images in the lyric that evoke the coast so well and the swell of the vocals is perfect. Great guitar progression and strum that takes me sailing on this song.

cleanshoes's picture

Really nice lyrics, with lots of lovely detail.

I like the floating quality of the music, and where you take the melody in the chorus. An easygoing autumn night sort of song!

katpiercemusic's picture

I want to be there now. Not that I don't love the Hudson River, but I'm missing "other" places. I love that slightly unsettled back and forth progression. It gives it a nautical feel... like the rhythm of a boat bobbing on the waves.