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The Plains of Colorado

Rob Lincoln
Lingua: Inglese



My name is Henry and I still remember – don't say that I don't know
gather 'round I'll tell you a story of Cheyenne and Arapaho
They had two great warrior leaders and strong they did grow
till they tried to live in peace.. on the plains of Colorado.

In 1863 great Cheyenne chief Black Kettle
went all the way to Washington a' hopin' for to settle
The bearded father promised him that day -they would have their land for life
as long as the river flows -and the sun shines its morning light..

And oh, people come and go
but earth abides it's always been so
Lay down where the water flows..

In 1864 colonel Chivington did decide
with major Scott J. Anthony to Sand Creek they would ride
White Antelope of the Arapahoe told his people not to hide
«The white man comes in peace – he said – I know they have not lied»

And oh, people come and go
but earth abides – it's always been so
Lay down -where the water flows..

White Antelope stood outside his lodge- women and children cried
the soldiers laughed cut off his ears and tore out his insides
the blood of the people flowed that day 200 human strong
but with his last breath -he chanted -this lonely death song…

Oh people come and go
but earth abides -it's always been so
lay down -where the water flows..

When the smoke cleared two flags-American and white
Black Kettle rose them up in peace -just before the fight
surviving he vowed no revenge many treaties he did sign
but he was later shot by Custer's men -down by the river.. his trust his only crime

And oh people come and go
but earth abides it's always been so
lay down where the water flows

Yes, my name is Henry and I still remember don't say that I don't know
these bones you found right by the river -were Cheyenne and Arapahoe
They had two great warrior leaders and strong they did grow
but they tried to live in peace… on the plains of Colorado..


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