Indian Sunset chords

Elton John


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As I awoke this evening with the smell of wood smoke clinging 

Like a gentle cobweb hanging upon a painted tepee 

Oh I went to see my chieftain with my warlance and my woman 

For he told us that the yellow moon would very soon be leaving 

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This I can't believe I said, I can't believe our warlord's dead 

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Oh he would not leave the chosen ones to the buzzards and the soldiers guns 

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Oh great father of the Iroquois ever since I was young 

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I've read the writing of the smoke and breast fed on the sound of drums 

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I've learned to hurl the tomahawk and ride a painted pony wild 

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To run the gauntlet of the Sioux, to make a chieftain's daughter mine 

And now you ask that I should watch 

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The red man's race be slowly crushed 

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What kind of words are these to hear 

From Yellow Dog whom white man fears 


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I take only what is mine Lord,    my pony, my squaw, and my child 

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I can't stay to see you die      along with my tribe's pride 

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I go to search for the yellow moon and the fathers of our sons 

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