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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Native North American Child - Video



Native North American Child: An Odyssey was a 1974 compilation album released after Buffy Sainte-Marie's departure from Vanguard Records.

The compilation runs through the native theme in Sainte-Marie's writing, seen clearly in such songs as "Now That the Buffalo's Gone", "He's an Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo", "Soldier Blue", "My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying" and the title tune. Two tracks, "Isketayo Sewow (Cree Call)" and "Way, Way, Way", are unique to this album and the former reflects an interest in traditional Native American music that she was to expand upon just before her retirement on Sweet America.


1 comment:

anotherbozo said...

are these the right lyrics? this is the most wonderful song!

who's got a head a hair to match up with a raven
who's got the fairest sun in every smile
who's got good credit yet with old mother nature
who? native north american child

whos got the rhythm of the universe inside her
who taught the pilgrims how to make it in the wild
who sings a forty-niner of her own changes
whee native north amercan child

sing about your ebony African queen
sing about your lily white Lily Marlene
beauty by the bushel but the pearl of the hour
is a native north american prairie flower

Seminole Apache Payute and Shoshone
Navajo Commanche Hopi Eskimo Cree
Tuscarova Yaqui Pima Ponka Oneida
ahhh Native North American me

sing about your ebony African queen
sing about your lily white Lily Marlene
beauty by the bushel but the pearl of the hour
is a native north american prairie flower


Cherokee Muskogee, Fox and Passamaquoddy
Winnebago Haida, Mohawk, Saultaux and Sioux
Chicasaw, Ojibwe, Cheyenne, Mikmaq and Mandan
Native North American you

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