As Long as the Grass Shall Grow

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©ESP-DISK, LTD.
writers: Peter Lafarge
album: Track 1 in album Bitter Tears
release date: 1964
popularity : 29 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
The Senecas are an Indian tribe of the Iroquios nation
After the US revolution corn planter was a chief
He went down to Independence Hall and there was a treaty signed
George Washington gave his signature the Government gave its hand
As long as the moon shall rise...
Washington's treaty has been broken and there is no hope no how
It will flood the Indian country a proud day for Uncle Sam
It will drown the Indians graveyards corn planter can you swim
Change the mint green earth to black mud flats as honor hobbles down
The Iroquios Indians used to rule from Canada way south
The Senecas hired an expert to figure another site
Although he showed them another plan and showed them another way
Congress turned the Indians down brushed off the Indians plea
As long as the moon shall rise...
The treaties are safe we'll keep our word but what is that gurgling
Over the homes and over the fields and over the promises fine
In summer it will be a swamp and all the fish will kill
The father of our country must be wrong what's an Indian anyhow
As long as the sun will shine (my brother are you warm) as long as the grass shall grow


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