James Taylor inherited his love for the Boston Red Sox from his father and grandmother, and his newest song follows his fandom through three generations from the sale of Babe Ruth to the team’s cathartic 2004 World Series title.

The Boston troubadour was back at Fenway Park on Sunday night to debut a new single, “Angels of Fenway.”

The song was played on the public address system before the game against the New York Yankees, accompanied by a video with highlights of the century-old rivalry.

“Angels of Fenway, hear our prayer,” the chorus goes. “We have been chastened. We have been patient.”

Taylor told The Associated Press that after the Red Sox won the ’04 Series, ending an 86-year title drought, he quickly came up with the music for “Angels of Fenway.” But it took him a while to work out the lyrics.

The song and video will be hosted on RedSox.com starting Monday, with an album to be released June 16. The single traces the history of baseball’s most passionate rivalry.