Cowboys and Indians Lyrics - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears B, S & T; 4 cover art
release date: 1971-6
length: 3:12
(Halligan, Kirkman)

Looking back to when I was a kid
All I wanted was to be a cowboy
A city cowboy

Wore a hat and had two silver guns
And I'd get a friend to be the Indian
He never would win

Him and me, fought a battle
Chased each other through the alley
Super me, winning battles
Was my manifest destiny

Then somewhere I had a change of ways
Decided I would rather be an Indian
Me and my friend

[harmonica solo]

Super me, winning battles
Then I got a sense of history

Looking back, it's no surprise to find
Lots of people kept on playing cowboys
Killing Indians

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Go Down Gamblin'
  • 2 Cowboys and Indians
  • 3 John the Baptist (Holy John)
  • 4 Redemption
  • 5 Lisa, Listen to Me
  • 6 A Look to My Heart (instrumental)
  • 7 High on a Mountain
  • 8 Valentine's Day
  • 9 Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
  • 10 For My Lady
  • 11 Mama Gets High
  • 12 A Look to My Heart (duet) (instrumental)