BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE 
 
 
 
Where are the mustangs that once roamed the prairies 
Where are the whales that played in the sea 
Where are the seals so gentle and easy 
Where are the women who once loved me 
 
Long came man and he broke all the mustangs 
Long came man and he killed all the whales 
Long came man and he slaughtered the seals 
Long came man took my women to hell 
 
Where is the grass agrowin’ so green 
Where are the trees so easily seen 
Where are the flowers that come in the spring 
Where are the ladies who once made me sing 
 
Long came man and he covered the grass 
Long came man and he cut down the trees 
Long came man and he poisoned the flowers 
Long came man took my ladies from me 
 
Where are the buffalo where do they roam 
Where is the Indian where is his home 
Where is the fresh air sent from above 
Where is the woman that has true love 
 
Buffalo’s gone to the prairie in the sky 
Indian’s gone to be by his side 
Fresh air’s gone it flew away and died 
And the woman with true love somewhere she hides 
 
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee 
You can bury my body but my spirit is free 
Soaring like an eagle up in the sky 
You can bury my body but my spirit won’t die 
You can bury my body but my spirit won’t die  
 
Copyright 1982 Gerald Odom/Spanky Mongo