CanadaBuffy Sainte-Marie

Artist rating: 83.66 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 84.05 % (1996)
Most recent trend: 69.90 % (2017)
Highest trend: 88.49 % (1996)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1941-02-20

Age: 80
 

External links

Official site

Genres

1964
77.50 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1966
67.29 %
1967
66.43 %

Many a Mile

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Many a Mile
78.33 %
(2015-11-17)
Release date: 1965
Type: studio

In collection: CD (2015-10-20)
 
Average song length: 02:37
Average song rating:

Ranking

Buffy Sainte-Marie:
5
/
17
Year (1965):
6
/
19
Decade (1960's):
21
/
204
Overall:
305
/
2642

Tracks

Lyrics

Must I Go Bound
02:40
Must I go bound and you so free
Must I love one who doesn't love me
Must I be born with so little art
As to love a one would break my heart

I put my finger into the bush
I thought I found a lovely flower
The thorn it pierced me to a touch
And so I left the rose behind

I leaned my back up against some oak
I thought it was a trusty tree
But first it bended and then it broke
And so did my false love to me

Must I go bound and you so free
Must I love one who doesn't love me
Must I be born with so little art
As to love a one would break my heart

There is a ship that sails the sea
It's loaded down as deep can be
But not so deep as the love I'm in
I know not there if I sink or swim

Oh love be gentle and love be kind
Gay as a jewel when first it is new
But love grows old and than grows cold
And fades away like the morning dew

Must I go bound and you so free
Must I love one who doesn't love me
Must I be born with so little art
As to love a one would break my heart
Los Pescadores
02:03
My feet they are naked, my hands on my hips.
My eyes to the ocean andopen my lips.

EeohLos - Los Pescadores.

They come with a crash on the crest of a roar,
And they're out of their boats and they're onto the shore.

EeohLos - Los Pescadores.

They wrench with the wave and they strain with the rope.
They dig in the sand and they bend to the slope.

EeohLos - Los Pescadores.

The weight of the men and the sound of the sea,
The hardness of them and the softness of me.

EeohLos - Los Pescadores.

I'll stand with the fishermen silent and gay,
I'll eat of the sun and I'll drink of the spray.

EeohLos - Los Pescadores.
Groundhog
02:17
Ground hog, ground hog,
What makes your back so brown?
I've been living in the ground so darn long
it's a wonder I don't drown, drown.
lt's a wonder I don't drown.

Red bird, red bird,
What makes your head so red?
I've been peckin' your corn so darn long
It's a wonder I ain't dead, dead.
It's a wonder I ain't dead.

Rattlesnake, rattlesnalke.
What makes your teeth so white?
I've been settin' in the sun so darn long
Well you're lucky I don't bite, bite.
Well you're lucky I don't bite.

Muskrat, muskrat,
What makes you smell so bad?
I've been living in the ground so darn long
Mortified in my head, head.
Mortified in my head.
On the Banks of Red Roses
02:39
When I was a wee thing I heard my mother say
that I was meant for rambling and would easy go astray,
and before that I would work I would rather sport and play
with my Johnny on the banks of red roses.

On the banks of red roses my love and I walked out.
He took out his tuning box to play his love a tune.
In the middle of the tune his love got up and cried,
"Oh, Johnny, Johnny never ever leave me."

So they walked and they talked 'til they came unto a cave
Where the night before her darling had spent digging on her grave,
Where the night before her darling had spent digging on her grave
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of red roses.

"I know," cried she, "that grave's not meant for me."
"Oh yes, oh yes, my darling, that your bridal bed shall be,
Oh yes, oh yes, my darling, that your bridal bed shall be."
And he made her to lie down on red roses.

And all on his way homeward his heart was filled with fear
For every maid he came upon he thought it was his dear.
Aye, every maid he came upon he thought it was his dear
Whom he'd made to lie down on red roses.
Fixin' to Die
02:32
I'm lookin' fine in my mind, Lord
and I believe I'm fixin' to die, believe I'm fixin' to die.
I'm lookin' fine in my mind, Lord
and I believe I'm fixin' to die.
Now I don't mind dying,
but I hate to leave my children cryin', leave my children cryin'

Your daddy treated me children
like I was his baby child, was his baby child.
Your daddy treated me children
like I was his baby child.
That's why I try so hard children,
Go to the home to die, oh to come home to die.

And many nights by the fire,
how my children's daddy would cry, children's daddy would cry.
And many nights by the fire,
how my children's daddy would cry.
Cause I ain't tell them children,
That their mother was agone to die, was agone to die.

Look over yonder,
on that burying ground, on that burying ground
Look over yonder, on that burying ground.
You know they stand ten thousand,
and they're waiting to see me 'lone to die,
see me 'lone to die.

I'm lookin' fine in my mind, Lord
and I believe I'm fixin' to die, believe I'm fixin' to die.
I'm lookin' fine in my mind, Lord
and I believe I'm fixin' to die.
Now I don't mind dying,
but I hate to leave them children cryin'.
Until It's Time for You to Go
02:28
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You're not a dream, you're not an angel, you're a man
I'm not a queen, I'm a woman, take my hand
We'll make a space in the lives that we'd planned
And here we'll stay until it's time for you to go

Yes we're different, worlds apart, we're not the same
We laughed and played at the start like in a game
You could've stayed outside my heart but in you came
And here you'll stay until it's time for you to go

Don't ask why
Don't ask how
Don't ask forever
Love me now

This love of mine had no beginning, it has no end
I was an oak, now I'm a willow, now I can bend
And though I'll never in my life see you again
Still I'll stay until it's time for you to go

Don't ask why
Don't ask how
Don't ask forever
Love me now

You're not a dream, you're not an angel, you're a man
I'm not a queen, I'm a woman, take my hand
We'll make a space in the lives that we'd planned
And here we'll stay until it's time for you to go
The Piney Wood Hills
03:41
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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
Welcome, Welcome Emigrante
02:14
Oh welcome, welcome emigrante,
to my country, welcome home.
Welcome, welcome emigrante,
to the country that I love.

I am proud, I am proud,
I am proud of my forefathers and I say
they built this country.
And they came from far away
to a land they didn't know,
the same way you did, my friend.

So welcome, welcome emigrante,
to my country, welcome home.
Welcome, welcome emigrante,
to the country that I love.

I am proud, I am proud,
I am proud of my forefathers and I say
about their courage.
For they spoke a foreign language
and they laboured with theirs hands,
the same way you did, my friend.

So welcome, welcome emigrante,
to my country, welcome home.
Welcome, welcome emigrante,
to the country that I love.
Broke Down Girl
02:03
Broke-down girl, raggedy heart.
She's seen the sweet and the sad.
Fire in love. Liar in love.
Mommy's little girl gone bad.

Broke down baby, Hanzelless Gretel,
heart made of calico stone.
Pinocchio rose in princesses' clothes,
lonely but never lone.

The silver hearts of heroes,
how heavy they are.
How they were weighing her down.
Oh prince Charming, you never came.

Her castles fell around her,
the mortal men they found her,
found her, found her,
as you see her here.

A broke-down baby, sad Cinderella,
a Disney delusion, a doll.
A soulless solace for a sailor shore,
a broke-down girl, that's all.
Johnny Be Fair
01:47
Well, Johnny be fair and Johnny be fine and wants me for to wed.
AndI would marry Johnny but my father up and said:
I'm sad to tell you daughter what your mother never knew,
but Johnny is a son of mine and so is kin to you.

Well, Jimmy be fair and Jimmy be fine and wants me for to wed.
And I would marry Jimmy but my father up and said:
I'm sad to tell you daughter what your mother never knew,
But Jimmy too is a son of mine and so is kin to you.

Well, Billy be fair and Billy be fine and wants me for to wed.
And I would marry Billy but my father up and said:
I'm sad to tell you daughter what your mother never knew,
But Billy too is a son of mine and so is kin to you.

You never seen a girl so sad and sorry as I was.
The boys in town are all my kin and my father is the cause.
If life should thus continue, I should die a single miss,
And so I'll go to mother and complain to her of this.

Oh daughter, haven't I taught you to forgive and to forget,
And if your father's sown his oats, well still you needn't fret.
Your father may be father to all the boys in town and still
He's not the one who sired you so marry who you will.
Maple Sugar Boy
01:45
Maple sugar boy, maple sugar brown,
lying in the sun getting browner.
Sad little sister, sad little tear,
never felt more helpless, never downer.

Mad little boy, lovely little girl,
lonely little heart filled up with tears.
This little love lasted but a kiss,
but one I'll remember through years.
Lazarus
02:59
Well, the high sher iff he told the deputy.
He said a, "Go out and bring me Laz'rus."
Well, the high sheriff he told the deputy,
he said - a, "Go out and bring me Laz'rus."
Bring him dead or alive, oh Lord.
Bring him dead or alive.

And the deputy began to wonder
Just where in the world they could find him.
And the deputy began to wonder
Just where in the world they could find him.
Well, I don't know, oh Lord.
Well, I just don't know.

They found poor Lazarus
They found him up between two mountains.
They found poor Lazarus
They found him up between two mountains.
And they brought him down, oh Lord,
They brought him down.

And what they, what they used
And what they used was a great big number.
And what they, what they used
And what they used was a great big number.
Number forty-four, oh Lord,
Number forty-four.

And they took poor Lazarus
They took him down to the commisary counter.
And they took poor Lazarus
They took him down to the commisary counter.
And they lowered him down, oh Lord,
And they lowered him down.

And Lazarus' poor mother
Well, she couldn't go to the funeral.
And Lazarus' poor mother
Well, she couldn't go to the funeral.
She didn't have no shoes, oh Lord,
She didn't have no shoes.

I tell you, high sheriff,
I tell you one of your men is going to leave you.
I tell you, high sheriff,
I tell you one of your men is going to leave you.
Come next pay day, oh Lord,
Come next pay day.
Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
04:50
Come all ye fair and tender ladies.
Be careful how you court young men, men.
They're like the stars on a summer morning.
First they'll appear and then they're gone.

If I'd a know'd before I courted
I never would have courted none, none.
I'd wrap my heart in a box of golden
And fasten her up with a silver pin.

Do you remember when first we courted
And your head lay on my breast.
You could make me believe with the falling of your eye
That the sun rose in the West.

I wish I were a little swallow
That I had wings and I could fly, fly.
I'd ny away to my false true lover
And what he said now I would deny.

But I am not no little sparrow.
I have no wings, neither can I fly.
So I'll sit alone in my grief and sorrow
And try to pass these tears aby.

Come all ye fair and tender ladies.
Be careful how you court young men, men.
They're like the stars on a summer morning.
First they'll appear and then they're gone.
Many a Mile
02:42
I damn near walked this world around
Another city, another town
Another friend to say goodbye
And another time to sit and cry
Ohhh it's many a mile I have spent on this road
It's many a mile I have gone

Well there was one, he knew me best
You know he gave my poor heart rest
He was my world, my heart, my dear
And now he's gone to God knows where
Ohhh it's many a mile I have spent on this road
It's many a mile I have gone

I've seen your towns, they're all the same
The only difference is in a name
And the only home I ever known
Was a suitcase and the open road
Ohhh it's many a mile I have spent on this road
It's many a mile I have gone

So I fill my glass
Up to the brim
And thru my glass
My world looks dim
I know outside there's light somewhere
Maybe my ramblin' will take me there

Oh it's many a mile
I have spent on this road
It's many a mile I have gone
And it's many a mile
I have spent on this road
It's many a mile I will go
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