The Ballad of Ira Hayes Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


writers: Peter Lafarge
album: Track 5 in album Bitter Tears
release date: 1964
popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
length: 4:09

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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Ira Hayes...
Ira Hayes...
Call him drunken Ira Hayes,
He won't answer anymore,
Not the whiskey drinking Indian,
Or the marine that went to war.
Gather 'round me people,
There's a story I would tell,
'Bout a brave young Indian,
You should remember well.
From the land of the Pima Indian,
A proud and noble band,
Who farmed the Pheonix Valley,
In Arizona land.
Down the ditches a thousand years,


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