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Thread #70036   Message #3234113
Posted By: GUEST,Sqrlwmn
05-Oct-11 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Baby Owlet
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baby Owlet/Braves
I was surprised no one had posted the "Braves" lyrics. I never saw the words, only sang at campfires. Lyrics learned that way tend to morph a little, so I don't know how my version matches the way it was written. It was one of our favorites in the 1960's and I sang it many a time to my children.

Braves, they are riding, they are riding in the sky
Braves, they are riding, as their Pawnee ponies fly.

Steeds, they are silver, they are silver as the moon
And with the dawning, in the distance, vanish soon

Swift o'er the heavens, o'er the heavens, never slow
Then in the morning, o'er the mountains they must go

Come little warrior, squaw is calling, chief is nigh
And while you're dreaming, braves will watch you from the sky