Assembly of Dust

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Weekhawken Ferry


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This song has been played live 56 time/s.

History of the song:

First Performed (solo)
March 12, 2004
Wineberg Center Fredrick MD

Reid Opened for CPR (Crosby, Pevar, Raymond)

Hoping that a victory on the dueling ground could revive his flagging political career, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. Hamilton wanted to avoid the duel, but politics left him no choice. If he admitted to Burr's charge, (which was substantially true) he would lose his honor. If he refused to duel, the result would be the same. Either way, his political career would be over.
After Hamilton's and Burr's seconds tried without success to settle the matter amicably, the two political enemies met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey on the morning of July 11,1804. Each fired a shot from a .56 caliber dueling pistol. Burr was unscathed; Hamilton fell to the ground mortally wounded. He died the next day.
The actual rock "on which rested the head of Alexander Hamilton" after he was mortally wounded is the base of the monument. Turned out that while Hamilton was (as noted on the stone) a "Patriot, Soldier, Statesman, and Jurist," Burr was a guy from Newark with more pistol practice. Perched atop the Rock of Death is, appropriately, a bronze head of Alexander Hamilton.
Years ago the rock was moved to its current lofty perch on Hamilton Ave. (a dead end street) to make way for the Weehawken yacht basin.


This song is not a cover song.

The following guests artists have performed this song:

July 18, 2004
Gathering Of The Vibes Mariaville NY

February 12, 2005
B.Cervantes Ballroom Denver CO


'Assembly of Mud' have performed this song on these occasions:

August 18, 2005
Mexicali Blues Cafe Teaneck NJ

September 1, 2005
West Mount Vernon Park Baltimore MD


'Assembly of Dirt' have performed this song on these occasions:

July 18, 2004
Gathering Of The Vibes Mariaville NY

February 12, 2005
B.Cervantes Ballroom Denver CO


This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Wood'.

This song was a segue on these occasions:

August 16, 2006
Weekwaken Ferry>Rachel>Weekhawken Ferry
Gathering Of The Vibes Mariaville NY