Now That the Buffalo’s Gone (Buffy Sainte-Marie)

“Now That the Buffalo’s Gone” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Now That the Buffalo’s Gone” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Tune: Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Can you remember the times
That you have held your head high
And told all your friends of your Indian claims,
Proud, good lady and proud, good man?
Your great-great-grandfather from Indian blood sprang,
And you feel in your heart for these ones.

Oh, it’s written in books and in songs
That we’ve been mistreated and wronged.
Well, over and over, I hear the same words
From you, good lady, from 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, Uncle Sam?
Or are you still taking our land?
A treaty forever, George Washington signed.
He did, dear lady; he did, dear man.
And the treaty was broken by Kinsua Dam.
And what will you do for these ones?

Oh, it’s all in the past, you can say,
But it’s still going on till today.
The government now wants the Iroquois land,
That of the Seneca and the Cheyenne.
It’s here and it’s now you must help us, dear man,
Now that the buffalo’s gone.

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