Big Foot

Marty Stuart
Language: English

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Album: Badlands - Ballads of the Lakota

Big Foot was an Indian chief
Of the Minneconjou band
A band of Minneconjou Sioux
From South Dakota's land

Big Food said to Custer
"Stay away from that Crazy Horse"
But Custer crossed into Sioux land
And he never came back across

Then Big Foot led his people
To a place called Wounded Knee
And they found themselves surrounded
By the 7th Calvary

Big Foot Big Foot
Rise up from your bed
Minneconjou babies cry
For their mothers, lying dead

Big Foot was down with a fever
When he reached Wounded Knee
And his people all were prisoners
Of the 7th Calvary

Two hundred women and children
And other hundred men
Raised up a white flag of peace
But peace did not begin

An accidental gunshot
And Big Foot was first to die
And over the noise of the rifles
You could hear them babies cry

Big Foot Big Foot
It's good that you can't see
Revenge is being wrought
By Custer's 7th Calvary

Smoke hung over the canyon
On that cold December day
All was death and dying
Around where Big Foot lay

Farther up on the canyon
Some had tried to run and hide
But death showed no favorites
Women, men, and children died

One side called it a massacre
The other a victory
But the white flag is still waving
Today at Wounded Knee

Big Foot Big Foot
Your Minneconjou band
Is more than remembered here
In South Dakota land

Big Foot Big Foot
Your Minneconjou band
Is more than remembered here
In South Dakota land

Contributed by adriana - 2012/9/22 - 11:31

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