Blue Rodeo - Pine Ridge tab

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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 22:03:07 -0300
From: Andrew Woods 
Subject: b/blue_rodeo/pine_ridge.crd

tabbed by Andrew Woods


Pine Ridge
Written and performed by Greg Keelor with Blue Rodeo
>From the Leonard Peltier benefit album "Pine Ridge"


I think this is as close as it comes.  Any suggestions on the lyrics
or anything else: woodsa@tuns.ca

D-Em-C-GD-Em-C-G
D Em C G Gun squads got whatever they wanted D Em C G On Pine Ridge G G/B C D Dickie Wilson the only law and order G G/F# Em C D Sat back and watched while over 100 were murdered Em Bm C D He'd made his bed with the government man C C/B Am D Taking everything he could for himself, his family and G G/B C D friends G G/B C D And he didn't want those longhairs on his reservation G G/F# Em C D They were always causing trouble and instigating Em Bm C D So he waged his war of intimidation C C/B Am D G G/B C D On his poverty stricken reservation G G/B C D >From ??wounded knees?? to the ??longest walks?? G G/F# Em C D While the government destroys what won^?t be bought Em Bm C D When the whites first came to the Black Hills for the gold C C/B Am D G Now the corporations steal the uranium and coal D Em C G They destroyed the land and the traditional ways D Em C G And you can^?t drink the water, you better not stand in the way D Em C G On Pine Ridge D Em C G On Pine Ridge Em C D G G/F# This is a song of freedom Em C D G G/F# While the eagle soars in the endless blue sky Em C D G G/F# For the innocent, wrongly imprisoned Em C D This is a song of freedom G G/B C D G G/B C D Em Em Em Em C7 The government man hate the color of your skin and your ?dogshined? Em reservation C7 Em No reasons why those two FBI were on Oglala land chasing that red van C7 And the FBI admit Leonard Peltier did not commit the killings that have kept Em him 20 years in prison C7 Em G D Em C This is a song of freedom Em C7 Em No explanations why those two FBI were on Oglala land chasing that red van C7 Well maybe because Dickie Wilson was in Washington selling uranium to the Em American nightmare G F Bb C As the people striving 2 FBI were lying dead in a pasture G F Williams and Collier C7 Caught in a crossfire G7 G7 Dino Butler and ??Bob Roberdobo?? got tried and acquitted G7 And the case against Jimmy Eagle was so weak it never got prosecuted C7 So they set their sights on the last chance of a conviction Eb7 D7 with a ??record?? eye-witness and a legal extradition C7 Leonard Peltier had fled across the border to southern Alberta G F The Canadian government was far too eager Bb C7 And in awe of their elected copkiller G G/B C D There's a few that know the truth this morning in Oglala G G/F# Em C D They^?re as silent as the land, as silent as Williams and Collier Em Bm C D They^?re as silent as the eagle in the endless blue sky C C/B Am D G They^?re as silent as the sun, she's been watching such a long time D Em C G Cause it^?s a sacred mind of ???? that's brought to the ????? D Em C G Leonard Peltier's rule divided the land D Em C G And the soldiers came to protect their own D Em C G With the promises of peace and the land that they stole D Em C G And they murdered Crazy Horse killed off the buffalo D Em C G Since yesterday and today and all of tomorrow D Em C G There^?s a silence in the land, there^?s a sadness in the people D Em C G But life goes on, it's the same as it's always done D Em C G On Pine Ridge D Em C G On Pine Ridge solo (over D-Em-C-G) Em C D G G/F# This is a song of freedom Em C D G G/F# While the eagle soars in the endless blue sky Em C D G G/F# For the innocent, wrongly imprisoned Em C D This is a song of freedom G G/B C D C C/B Am D G -- "Every point of the universe is a fixed point: all you have to do is hang the Pendulum from it." -Umberto Eco
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