Our White Man's Word

 

For as long as the grass grows,

As long as the wind blows,

As long as the sun shines,

As long as the river winds

We'll give you that river

We will give you our white man's word.

 

From the north to the south,

From the source to the mouth

And all the lands that lie

Six miles on each side

We'll give you that river

We will give you our white man's word.

 

Mohawk, Seneca, Tuscarora,

Onondaga, Cayuga, weep no more

For your villages back in the Finger Lakes.

As loyal subjects of King George

We trust the Keepers of the Western Door

With a new home that no foe can ever take.

 

By the king's command

We grant this land

It is yours forever,

Six Nations together,

We'll give you that river

We will give you our white man's word.

 

For fighting for the Royal crown

The Yankees burned your longhouses down,

And they stole away your ancestral lands,

And that, our friends, we promise you

Is something we would never do,

You'll be safe from harm along the Grand.

 

 

  'Grandmother Moon' - by Tammy Tarbell Boehning (Mohawk)

Nya:weh  ko:wa , Tamarack

Tamarack : On The Grand - The Story of a River

Our White Man's Word

� 1993 James Gordon � pub. SGB Records

 

 � JAMES GORDON  vocal, guitar, pennywhistle �

 �  GWEN SWICK  vocal, bass  �  ALEX SINCLAIR  vocal, guitar �

 

Tamarack Website   www.sgbproductions.com

 

 


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