NOW THAT THE BUFFALO'S GONE
(Buffy Sainte Marie)
Can you remember the times
That you have held your head high?
And told all your friends of your Indian claim
Proud good lady and proud good man,
Your great great grandfather from Indian blood sprang
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And you feel in your heart for these ones
Oh it's written in book and in songs
That we've been mistreated and wronged
Well over and over I hear the same words
From you, good lady, and you, good man
Well listen to me if you care where we stand
And you feel you're a part of these ones
When a war between nations is lost
The loser, we know, pays the cost
But even when Germany fell to your hands
Consider, dear lady, consider, dear man,
You left them their pride and you left them their land
And what have you done to these ones?
Has a change come about Uncle Sam
Or are you still taking our lands?
The treaty forever George Washington signed
He did, dear lady, he did, dear man,
And the treaty's been broken by the Kinzua Dam
And what will you do to these ones?
Oh it's all in the past you can say
But it's still going on here today
The government now wants the Iroquois land
That of the Seneca and the Cheyenne
It's here and it's now you must help us dear men,
Now that the buffalo's gone.
copyright Buffy Ste. Marie
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