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Damn Redskins

Peter La Farge
Language: English


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[1963]
Parole e musica di Peter LaFarge (1931-1965)
Nel disco intitolato “As Long As The Grass Shall Grow”

As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
Oh, it's trouble trouble trouble
Botheration on the double
It's trouble trouble trouble
With those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
It's trouble trouble trouble
From those damn redskins

We gave them reservations
We let them use the sun
And what did they ever give us
In return for what we've done
Just the small potatoe
And only chewing gum,
Cigarettes and rubber
After all it's us who won

Oh, it's trouble trouble trouble
Botheration on the double
It's trouble trouble trouble
With those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
It's trouble trouble trouble
From those damn redskins

They only gave us Cocaine
And brain surgery
Hot chocolate and cocoa
What does that mean to me
Just thanks giving dinner
And the fat turkey
That is all they gave
Away to you and me

Oh, it's trouble trouble trouble
Botheration on the double
It's trouble trouble trouble
With those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
It's trouble trouble trouble
From those damn redskins

They only gave us peanuts
And quinine
But we gave them civilization
A gift so fine
They fought in all our wars
They dug in all our mines
They were on the nickel
But never on the dime

Oh, it's trouble trouble trouble
Botheration on the double
It's trouble trouble trouble
With those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
It's trouble trouble trouble
From those damn redskins

We patterned our Government
After the eastern tribes
They had federated nations
The first that were inscribed
But what do we owe them
Hey John, Move along
You can see we owe you nothing
If you listen to this song

Oh, it's trouble trouble trouble
Botheration on the double
It's trouble trouble trouble
With those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
From those damn redskins
It's trouble trouble trouble
From those damn redskins

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2015/8/6 - 14:51



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