I’M GONNA BE A COUNTRY GIRL AGAIN (1968)

I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again

1. I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
2. He’s A Pretty Good Man If You Ask Me (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
3. Uncle Joe (Arr. Buffy Sainte-Marie)
4. A Soulful Shade of Blue (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
5. From The Bottom of My Heart (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
6. Sometimes When I Get To Thinkin’ (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
7. The Piney Wood Hills [lyrics] (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
8. Now That The Buffalo’s Gone [lyrics] (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
9. Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dawg Around (Arr. Buffy Sainte-Marie)
10. Tall Trees in Georgia (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
11. The Love of a Good Man (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
12. Take My Hand for a While (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
13. Gonna Feel Much Better When You’re Gone (Buffy Sainte-Marie)

 
 

 
 


The Piney Wood Hills
© Buffy Sainte-Marie

This is a love song for home, wherever a person finds it. As I’ve travelled around the world, there have been many places that made the song feel new to me. Bobby Bare made it a country hit in 1967.

I’m a rambler and a rover
and a wanderer it seems
I’ve traveled all over
chasing after my dreams
But a dream should come true
and a heart should be filled
and a life should be lived
in the piney wood hills

I’ll return to the woodlands
I’ll return to the snow
I’ll return to the hills
and the valley below
I’ll return like a poor man
or a king if God wills
but I’m on my way home
to the piney wood hills

I was raised on a song there
I done right I done wrong there
and it’s true I belong there
and it’s true it’s my home

From ocean to ocean
I’ve rambled and roamed
and soon I’ll return
to my piney wood home
Maybe someday I’ll find
someone who will
love as I love my piney wood hills

I was raised on a song there
I done right I done wrong there
and it’s true I belong there
and it’s true it’s my home

I’ll return to the woodlands
I’ll return to the snow
I’ll return to the hills
and the valley below
I’ll return like a poor man
or a king if God wills
but I’m on my way home
to the piney wood hills.


 
 

 
 

Now That The Buffalo’s Gone
© Buffy Sainte-Marie

This song was on my first album and I’d have thought it would be obsolete by now. But governments are still breaking promises and stealing indigenous lands, and I still believe that informed people can help make things better.

Can you remember the times
That you have held your head high
and told all your friends of your Indian claim
Proud good lady and proud good man
Some great great grandfather from Indian blood came
and you feel in your heart for these ones

Oh it’s written in books and in song
that we’ve been mistreated and wronged
Well over and over I hear those same words
from you good lady and you good man
Well listen to me if you care where we stand
and you feel you’re a part of these ones

When a war between nations is lost
the loser we know pays the cost
but even when Germany fell to your hands
consider dear lady, consider dear man
you left them their pride and you left them their land
and what have you done to these ones

Has a change come about my dear man
or are you still taking our lands
A treaty forever your senators sign
They do dear lady, they do dear man
and the treaties are broken again and again
and what will you do for these ones

Oh it’s all in the past you can say
but it’s still going on here today
The governments now want the Navaho land
that of the Inuit and the Cheyenne
It’s here and it’s now you can help us dear man
Now that the buffalo’s gone.


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