Songs About New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

written and performed by Jesse Cann (2019)

Land of Enchantment is track 2 of the 2019 album release, “A New Song” by Jesse Cann. It’s a dreamy and beautiful Latin jazz-flavored reminiscence of New Mexico. The song is produced by Jordan Line Music Production. The music video features beautiful footage of New Mexico and is produced by New Moon Creative Media, LLC.

Performers

  • Jesse Cann: lead vocals, piano, and flugelhorn
  • Pete Medina: Latin percussion
  • Brian Mesko: guitar and bass
  • Choir: Sherry Green, Pam Carroll, Judy Miron, Mary Smith, Deborah Ginger, Lillian Cook, LaDonna Jones, Keith Jones, Tom Tankersley, Roger Graham, Bill Lewison, Terry Carroll

Bio

Jesse Cann grew up in Las Cruces (LCHS class of 1963) and graduated from UNM in Albuquerque in 1968 with a BFA in Music. He is a composer, singer, pianist, and trumpet player. Jesse was the recipient of the Artists Music Guild Heritage Award for Instrumentalist of the Year for 2017 and 2018. He also received the Rhythm of Gospel 2019 Award for Instrumental Artist of the Year. He writes, produces, and records gospel music in a variety of styles, and his choral writing has been published by Fred Bock Music Company and Neil A. Kjos Publishing Company. He has been married to his best friend Anne for 40 years.

Lyrics

My heart slips away beside the old Rio Grande
To the Land of Enchantment, my New Mexico
I slip far away, home to that Land of Enchantment
To the land that I loved so long ago

Where the desert rose lifts its face to the clear blue crystal sky
Coral mountain splendor brings the tears to my eyes
By moonlight, soft guitars played by strong weathered hands
Down in Old Mesilla, by the banks of the Rio Grande
My heart slips away, home to the Land of Enchantment
For the glory of God rests on that land!

(choir)
My heart slips away beside the old Rio Grande
To the Land of Enchantment, my New Mexico
My heart slips away home to the Land of Enchantment
To the land that I loved so long ago

In the summer sun, village children run thru’ the desert sand
Far away on the mesa, summer storm-clouds are at hand
Autumn candle lights shine so bright by the mission, like days of old
Sailing clouds of silver, October moon-rise of harvest gold!
My heart slips away, home to the Land of Enchantment
For the glory of God rests on that land! Porque la Gloria de Dios se queda en esa tierra!

“Land of Enchantment” Words & Music by Jesse D. Cann Copyright 2019 Jordan Line Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.

Contact

jessecann.com

Land of Enchantment – Jesse Cann (2019)