Who Sang Kaw Liga? Don McLean

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Release information
Release Date: 2000
length: 2:56
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Lyrics
Kaw-liga was a wooden Indian standing by the door.
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

[Chorus]
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he never got a kiss.
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he don't know what he missed.
Is it any wonder that his face is red?
Kaw-liga, that poor ol' wooden head.

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk.
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped some day he'd talk.
Kaw-liga, too stubborn to ever show a sign,
Because his heart was made of knotty pine.

Kaw-liga was a lonely Indian, never went nowhere.
His heart was set on the Indian maid with the coal black hair.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid,
And took her, oh, so far away, but ol' Kaw-liga stayed.
Kaw-liga just stands there as lonely as can be,
And wishes he was still an old pine tree.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Singin' the Blues
  • 2 Kaw Liga
  • 3 Among My Souvenirs
  • 4 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 5 Ribbon of Darkness
  • 6 The Story of My Life
  • 7 El Paso
  • 8 I Can't Quit
  • 9 Love Me
  • 10 Devil Woman
  • 11 Time Goes By
  • 12 You Gave Me a Mountain

  • Release information
    label: Relentless Nashville
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin