Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 3 in album The Crane Wife
release date: 2006-10-3
popularity : 22 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:19
producer: Chris Walla and Tucker Martine
guest lead vocals: Laura Veirs
mixer: Chris Walla
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 094635398427
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists The Crane Wife cover art


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Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet
Far from the hills of the sea-swelled Carolinas

Sings upon the birch bough high
All a'chew on your bones so dry
But when the sun breaks
Then will you make a grave

I will be home then
When I was a girl how the hills of Oconee
There at the fair when our eyes caught, careless

All the bellies and the bones and the bile
And my own belly big with a child
But when the sun breaks
Then will you make a grave

I will be home then

Could keep me from you
To keep me from you
But oh, my love, though our bodies may be parted
Look for me with the sun-bright sparrow


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Crane Wife 3
  • 2 The Island: Come and See / The Landlord’s Daughter / You’ll Not Feel the Drowning
  • 3 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  • 4 O Valencia!
  • 5 The Perfect Crime #2
  • 6 When the War Came
  • 7 Shankill Butchers
  • 8 Summersong
  • 9 The Crane Wife 1 & 2
  • 10 Sons & Daughters