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Best Songs About Indians

Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:38 pm

The Ballad of Ira Hayes by Johnny Cash

Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira's peoples' crops
'Till the white man stole the water rights
And the sparklin' water stopped

Now Ira's folks were hungry
And their land grew crops of weeds
When war came, Ira volunteered
And forgot the white man's greed

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

There they battled up Iwo Jima's hill,
Two hundred and fifty men
But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

And when the fight was over
And when Old Glory raised
Among the men who held it high
Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Ira returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand

But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no crops, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira'd done
And when did the Indians dance

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Then Ira started drinkin' hard;
Jail was often his home
They'd let him raise the flag and lower it
like you'd throw a dog a bone!

He died drunk one mornin'
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
But his land is just as dry
And his ghost is lyin' thirsty
In the ditch where Ira died

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Postby jaimoe0 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:01 pm

Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills."

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Postby miss carol » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:57 pm

jaimoe0 wrote:Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills."


Man, you read my mind.

"White man came across the sea,
Brought us pain and misery.
Killed our tribes, killed our creed,
Took our game for his own need.

We fought him hard, we fought him well,
Out on the plains we gave him hell.
But many came, too much for Cree,
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes,
Galloping hard on teh plains.
Chasing the redskins back to their holes,
Fighting them at their own game.
Murder for freedom, a stab in the back.
Women and children and cowards attack.

Run to the hills, run for your lives.
Run to the hills, run for your lives.

Soldier blue in the barren wastes,
Hunting and killing for game.
Raping the women and wasting the men,
The only good Indians are tame.
Selling them whisky and taking their gold
Enslaving the young and destroying the old."

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:02 pm

Gordon Lightfoot "Sundown"

Cher "Half Breed"

"Please Mister Custer" Larry Verne

"Go Go Gophers Theme"

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Postby Mick » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:04 pm

Oblivians - Indian In Me

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Postby Mick » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:06 pm

Speaking of Ira Hayes, anyone seen Flag of our Fathers yet?

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:06 pm

Johnny Preston "Runnin' Bear(Loved Little White Dove)

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:08 pm

"Indian Reservation" by Mark Lindsay

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:12 pm

"Billy Austin" by Steve Earle

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Postby Lep » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:36 pm

from threadbared.com:
"Following the success of tours in the Florida swamplands, the wild hills of Western Virginia and the golden grains of Iowa, Up With People headed for the West, ready to entertain the 'original' Americans with songs of their heartland.
The unfortunately named 'Up With Ponchos: Native America Sings!' tour began with a performance for the Lanahanee tribe on October 14th, 1969. The remainder of the tour was canceled after the first night, due to an unfavorable response to the opening number - the classic 'Cherokee People.' Audience members booed loudly and pelted the disheartened performers with maize, dried berries and hunks of fermented beaver meat."


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