Peter LaFarge As long as the grass shall grow, Johnny Cash

January 23, 2011 · 23 comments

in green earth

“Usted sabe que la historia de ellos es nuestra historia… la historia de los dos… con variantes pero es nuestra historia…” (La Apaurame dirigiéndose desde el inframundo de las ciudades al Paurake) As long as the grass shall grow… Peter La Farge by Johnny Cash As long as the moon shall rise as long as the rivers flow As long as the sun will shine as long as the grass shall grow The Senecas are an Indian tribe of the Iroquios nation Down on the New York Pennsylvania Line you’ll find their reservation After the US revolution cornplanter was a chief He told the tribe these men they could trust that was his true belief He went down to Independence Hall and there was a treaty signed That promised peace with the USA and Indian rights combined George Washington gave his signature the Government gave its hand They said that now and forever more that this was Indian land As long as the moon shall rise… On the Seneca reservation there is much sadness now Washington’s treaty has been broken and there is no hope no how Across the Allegheny River they’re throwing up a dam It will flood the Indian country a proud day for Uncle Sam It has broke the ancient treaty with a politician’s grin It will drown the Indians graveyards cornplanter can you swim The earth is mother to the the Senecas they’re trampling sacred ground Change the mint green earth to black mud flats as honor hobbles down As long as the moon shall rise… The Iroquios Indians used to rule from Canada way south But

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