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Thread #8734   Message #3827126
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Dec-16 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: ADD: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (P. La Farge)
Subject: ADD: The Indian Prayer (Indianee)
There's another song on this theme in the Rise Again Songbook. It's called by various names, and the lyrics vary greatly from one recording to the next. In the songbook, we tried to honor the original Mousaa version while including the best of the other versions. I can't find my transcription of the Mousaa version. A link to his performance is below. Feel free to transcribe it and post it here.

Here's the version from the Emma's Revolution Website:

©1974 Victor Roland Mousaa
Tom Pacheco
Loesser Music

As long as the sun shall glow
As long as the stream shall flow
As long as the wind shall blow
As long as the grass shall grow
This land, this land shall be

As long as the bird shall sing
As long as the deer shall spring
As long as the whale's swimming
As long as their lives shall be
This land, this land shall be

As long as the baby's small
As long as our children grow tall
As long as our elder's recall
As long as this earth shall call
This land, this land shall be


Performance by Roland Mousaa (lyrics are somewhat different):

Richie Havens performance: