Trail of Tears Song Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC. , EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Allen Reynolds, Roger F. Cook
album: Track 10 in album Dreamland Express
release date: 1985-6
popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock

Album Information

label: RCA
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 078635545821
script: Latin

Cover Art

John Denver Dreamland Express cover art


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No more beautiful moons may we spend on our land
In the north, the scarlet council talks of war
And the long knives have massacred the tribe and burned corn
We're not welcome in our homeland anymore

No more songs of the hunters on the buffalo plain
No more smoke from sacred fires touch these hills
And the numbers of the people grow fewer every mile
And our children will not leave the Great Spirit's ways

There will be a trail of tears
There will be a trail of pain
And Jackson will have the Mississippi and the twenty dollar bill
But for us the trail is all that will remain


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Dreamland Express
  • 2 Claudette
  • 3 Gimme Your Love
  • 4 Got My Heart Set on You
  • 5 If Ever
  • 6 The Harder They Fall
  • 7 Don't Close Your Eyes Tonight
  • 8 A Wild Heart Looking for Home
  • 9 I'm in the Mood to Be Desired
  • 10 Trail of Tears
  • 11 African Sunrise