Who Sang Gold Rush Brides? 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden cover art
Credits
publisher: ©NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
writers: Natalie A Merchant, Robert Buck
release date: 1992-9-29
length: 3:26
producer: Paul Fox
piano: Natalie Merchant and Dennis Drew
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Ed Thacker
electric guitar: Robert Buck
recording engineer: Ed Thacker
Hammond organ: Dennis Drew
keyboard: Dennis Drew
additional engineer: Scott Blockland and Michael Reiter
acoustic guitar: Robert Buck
accordion: Dennis Drew
harmonica: Charles Fleischer
percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
banjo: Robert Buck
drums (drum set): Jerome Augustyniak
bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
pedal steel guitar: Robert Buck
lap steel guitar: Robert Buck
electric sitar: Robert Buck
mandocello: Robert Buck
writer: Natalie Merchant, Robert Buck
Follow the typical signs, the hand-painted lines, down prairie roads.
Pass the lone church spire.
Pass the talking wire from where to who knows?
There's no way to divide the beauty of the sky from the wild western plains.
Where a man could drift, in legendary myth, by roaming over spaces.
The land was free and the price was right.

Dakota on the wall is a white-robed woman, broad yet maidenly.
Such power in her hand as she hails the wagon man's family.
I see Indians that crawl through this mural that recalls our history.

Who were the homestead wives?
Who were the gold rush brides?
Does anybody know?
Do their works survive their yellow fever lives in the pages they wrote?
The land was free, yet it cost their lives.

In miner's lust for gold.
A family's house was bought and sold, piece by piece.
A widow staked her claim on a dollar and his name, so painfully.
In letters mailed back home her Eastern sisters they would moan
as they would read accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and grief.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Noah’s Dove
  • 2 These Are Days
  • 3 Eden
  • 4 Few and Far Between
  • 5 Stockton Gala Days
  • 6 Gold Rush Brides
  • 7 Jezebel
  • 8 How You’ve Grown
  • 9 Candy Everybody Wants
  • 10 Tolerance
  • 11 Circle Dream
  • 12 If You Intend
  • 13 I’m Not the Man