Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain
album: Track 6 in album Bitter Tears
release date: 1964
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length: 5:08

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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From the Indian reservation to the governmental school
And I'm learning very quickly for I've learned to be ashamed
And there are drums beyond the mountain Indian drums that you can't hear
And when they think that they'd changed me cut my hair to meet their needs
Let me tell you Mr teacher when you say you'll make me right
And there are drums...
Just another empty Indian just America's first fool
But in the shadow of their telling walks the thunder proud and bold
Long Pine and Sequoia Handsome Lake and Sitting Bull
Crazy Horse the legend those who bit off Custer's soul
And there are drums...
We broke your hearts and bent your journeys broken treaties left us cursed
In our losing we found proudness in your winning you found shame


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