Now That The Buffalo's Gone

Album: It's My Way! (1964)
  • 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
    Some great great grandfather from Indian blood came
    and you feel in your heart for these ones

    Oh it's written in books and in song
    that we've been mistreated and wronged
    Well over and over I hear those 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 my dear man
    or are you still taking our lands
    A treaty forever your senators sign
    They do dear lady, they do dear man
    and the treaties are broken again and again
    and what will you do for these ones

    Oh it's all in the past you can say
    but it's still going on here today
    The governments now want the Navaho land
    that of the Inuit and the Cheyenne
    It's here and it's now you can help us dear man
    Now that the buffalo's gone.

    Writer/s: Buffy Sainte Marie
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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