Buffy Sainte-Marie: Now That The Buffalo's Gone

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When The Buffalo is Gone

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

Oh it's written in books and songs
That we've been mistreated and wronged
Well over and over I hear those same words
From you good lady and you good man

Well listen to me if you care where we stand
And you feel you're a part of these ones
When 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 lands
And what have you done to these ones

Has a change come about Uncle Sam?
Or are you still taking our lands?
A treaty forever your senators signed
They do dear lady, they do dear man
And the treaties are broken again and again
And what will you do for these ones?

Oh, it's all in the past they will say
But it's still going on here today
The government now wants the Navaho land
That of the Inuit and the Cheyenne
And here it's now you man help us dear man
Now that the buffalo's gone








songwriter: Buffy Sainte-Marie

performed by: Buffy Sainte-Marie

date released: 1964 by Buffy Sainte-Marie

From the album "It's My Way", this song was performed in one of Buffy Sainte-Marie's most scathing activist voices where she sings in an emotional 'war cry' vibralto. "Universal Soldier" was on the same album which later became a hit for British singer, Donovan.



When The Buffalo is Gone

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

Oh it's written in books and songs
That we've been mistreated and wronged
Well over and over I hear those same words
From you good lady and you good man

Well listen to me if you care where we stand
And you feel you're a part of these ones
When 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 lands
And what have you done to these ones

Has a change come about Uncle Sam?
Or are you still taking our lands?
A treaty forever your senators signed
They do dear lady, they do dear man
And the treaties are broken again and again
And what will you do for these ones?

Oh, it's all in the past they will say
But it's still going on here today
The government now wants the Navaho land
That of the Inuit and the Cheyenne
And here it's now you man help us dear man
Now that the buffalo's gone








songwriter: Buffy Sainte-Marie

performed by: Buffy Sainte-Marie

date released: 1964 by Buffy Sainte-Marie

From the album "It's My Way", this song was performed in one of Buffy Sainte-Marie's most scathing activist voices where she sings in an emotional 'war cry' vibralto. "Universal Soldier" was on the same album which later became a hit for British singer, Donovan.



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Quiz #: 3633
Buffy Sainte-Marie uses her best activist voice to protest aboriginal land appropriation by government agents.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate

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