Indian Giver

Album: Indian Giver (1969)
Charted: 5
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  • I can still remember it wasn't long ago
    Things you used to tell me
    You said I had to know
    Told me that you love me
    And that you always would
    Then I said I loved you
    You said that that was good
    Girl you made a promise
    Said you'd never want me to go
    Oh no, oh

    Indian giver
    Indian giver
    You took your love away from me
    Indian giver
    Indian giver
    Took back the love you gave to me

    Baby, I was feeling the way I want to feel
    You had me believing the love we had was real
    Things we did together
    You said they'd never end
    Now and till forever
    Oh yeah, that's what you said
    Girl when I was down I knew that you would always be there
    Oh, yeah



    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
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Comments: 5

  • Titime from OhioI have to correct myself; Mark sang lead on two of the gold records recordings. Simon Says, & 1,2,3 Red Light. It does not sound like him, but it's Mark.
  • Titime from OhioWho sang lead on Indian Giver and Goody Goody Gumdrops? I know it was not Mark. In the Indian Giver video he is in the rear with his Hammond B3 organ. And on Goody, Goody Gumdrops I know he is not singing lead cause I read whoever did the demo, did the recording. In fact the recording IS the demo. Mark was not called in to do lead vocals. He really sang lead on only one of the Gold record recordings. Simon Says.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 15th 1969, the 1910 Fruitgum Company performed "Indian Giver" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #8 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the very time day it would peak at #5 {for 1 week} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It would also reach #5 on the Australian Kent Music Report chart...
    Between 1968 and 1969 the New Jersey quintet had seven Top 100 records; with three making the Top 10; their two other Top 10 records were, "Simon Says" {peaked at #4 in 1968} and "1,2,3, Red Light" {reached #5, also in 1968}.
  • Martin from Los Angeles, CaJessica Simpson recently used the term in referring to a boat she gave her ex, Tony Romo. Obviously this met with much consternation from the Native American community when her statement went public.
  • Farrah from Elon, NcWOW!!! I didn't know Bobby Bloom co-wrote this song! It's one of my favorites.
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