As Long as the Grass Shall Grow Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©ESP-DISK, LTD.
writers: Peter Lafarge
album: Track 1 in album Bitter Tears
release date: 1964
popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
length: 6:15
composer: Peter La Farge

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Bitter Tears cover art


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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 corn planter 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


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
  • 2 Apache Tears
  • 3 Custer
  • 4 The Talking Leaves
  • 5 The Ballad of Ira Hayes
  • 6 Drums
  • 7 White Girl
  • 8 The Vanishing Race