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SOLDIER BLUE Title song from the film "Soldier Blue" (1970) (Buffy Sainte-Marie) Buffy Sainte-Marie (Film Soundtrack) - 1970 Tell you a story, it's a true one And I'll tell it like you'll understand And I ain't gonna talk like some history man I look out and I see a land Young and lovely, hard and strong For fifty thousand years we've danced her praises Paid our thanks and we've just begun This, this is my country Young and growin' free and flowin' sea to sea Yes, this is my country Ripe and bearing miracles in ev'ry pond and tree I can stand upon a hill at dawn Look all around me, feel her surround me Soldier blue, can't you see her life has just begun It's beatin' inside us, tellin' us she's here to guide us Ooh, soldier blue, soldier blue Can't you see that there's another way to love her Ooh-ooooohhhhhh Yes, this is my country I sprang from her and I'm learnin' how to count upon her Tall trees and the corn is high country Yes, I love her and I'm learnin' how to take care of her Ooh, soldier blue, soldier blue Can't you see that there's another way to love her Soldier blue, soldier blue Can't you see that there's another way to love her Ooh-ooooohhhhhh ******************** As recorded for record release by BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE Tell you a story and it's a true one And I'll tell it like you'll understand And I ain't gonna talk like some history man I look out and I see a land Young and lovely, hard and strong For fifty thousand years we've danced her praises Prayed our thanks and we've just begun Yes, yes, this is, this is my country Young and growin' and free and flowin' sea to sea Yes, this is my country Ripe and bearing miracles in ev'ry pond and tree Her spirit walks the high country She's givin' free wild samples and setting an example how to give Yes, this is my country Retchin' and turnin', she's like a baby learnin' how to live I can stand upon a hill at dawn Look all around me, feel her surround me Soldier blue, can't you see her life has just begun It's beatin' inside us, tellin' us she's here to guide us Ooh, soldier blue, soldier blue Can't you see that there's another way to love her Ooh-ooooohhhhhh This is my country And I sprang from her and I'm learnin' how to count upon her Tall trees and the goin' is high country Yes, I love her and I'm learnin' how to take care of her Whenever the news stories get me down I take a drink of freedom to think of North America from toe to crown And it's never long before I know just why I belong here Soldier blue, soldier blue Can't you see that there's another way to love her Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooooohhhhhh Soldier blue, soldier blue Can't you see that there's another way to love her Can't you see that there's another way to love her Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooooohhhhhh (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2014)

    


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