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  • 04 Lakota Sioux

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    Summer is changing. Fall is in the air.
    The geese are in migration. You can hear them up there.
    The prairie's golden brown. The leaves are falling down.
    The fawns have lost their spots
    and the temperature's dropping down.

    It was a big day I suppose when the Indians chased the buffalo.
    Across the prairie in herds they'd go, till the blood began to flow
    and they went down.

    We ain't got no time, no to waste no time.
    We got a lot of lives we got to keep in line.
    Pretty soon the snow's gonna fly. You don't feed them, your people gonna die.

    It was a big day I suppose when the Indians chased the buffalo.
    Across the prairie in herds they'd go, till the blood began to flow
    and they went down.

    They like to paint their face. They like to paint their paints.
    They like to decorate everything up and celebrate.
    They like to congregate in a beautiful place,
    dress themselves in feathers and leathers and dream their fates.

    It was a big day I suppose when the Indians chased the buffalo.
    Across the prairie in herds they'd go, till the blood began to flow
    and they went down.

    Then the cavalry came to take their land away.
    They lied and died and lost every battle but they got their way.
    Then they took their souls when they took the buffalo.
    They took their families blankets riddled with the pox, and so

    it was a big day I suppose when Custer went in for the close
    and found himself with his pants down as the Indians rode around
    and cut him down.

    We ain't got no time, no to waste no time.
    We got a lot of lives we got to keep in line.
    Pretty soon the snow's gonna fly. You don't feed them, your people gonna die.

    It was a big day I suppose when the Indians chased the buffalo.
    Across the prairie in herds they'd go, till the blood began to flow
    and they went down.

    ©Matt Fockler BMI, published by Jonathan Byrd Music BMI

    Videography by Laura Casteel & Matt Zeher
    Edited by Matt Zeher
    Thanks to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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