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Saturday, 26 February 2011

The Johnny Cash Show and Buffy Saint-Marie ( Videos, Lyrics)



Johnny Cash and Buffy Sainte-Marie perform ‘Custer,’ from Cash’s Bitter Tears album, on Season 1, Episode 4 of The Johnny Cash Show, July 5, 1969.Singing a  a duet and playing the mouthbow, with Johnny Cash.
 -Episode 4 - Guests:

* Buffy Sainte-Marie
* Doug McClure
* The Cowsills

The show was recorded at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, then home of the Grand Ole Opry
One thing Peter LaFarge, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Johnny Cash have in common is that they are all basically storytellers. This tends to be true of most First Nations people. The art of storytelling was always a highly regarded and highly valued trait. They just went one step further and turned their stories into music or a story with musical accompaniment.

Custer Song Lyrics

Now I will tell you buster that I ain't a fan of Custer

And the General he don't ride well anymore

To some he was a hero but to me his score was zero

And the General he don't ride well anymore

Now Custer done his fightin' without too much excitin'

And the General he don't ride well anymore

General Custer come in pumpin' when the men were out a huntin'

But the General he don't ride well anymore

With victories he was swimmin' he killed children dogs and women

But the General he don't ride well anymore

Crazy Horse sent out the call just to Sitting Bull and Gall

And the General he don't ride well anymore

Now Custer split his men well he won't do that again

Cause the General he don't ride well anymore
Photo By rising70

Twelve thousand warriors waited they were unanticipated

And the General he don't ride well anymore

It's not called an Indian victory but a bloody massacre

And the General he don't ride well anymore

There might have been more enthusin' if us Indians had been losin'

But the General he don't ride well anymore

General George A.Custer oh his yellow hair had lustre

But the General he don't ride well anymore

For now the General's silent he got bombarded violent

And the General he don't ride well anymore

Oh the General he don't ride well anymore





The Johnny Cash Show

2 comments:

Daniel C Lewis said...

These video bits are wonderful. I'm guessing these were done in the early 1970's. Great stuff.

Lily12Petals said...

What a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning, thinking back to previous decades of a time when we were first introduced to the talent of Buffy Sainte-Marie. What a talent, then and now.

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