Land Of The Navajo

Old & In The Way

(Rowan)

 Last Updated 06/18/96

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Thanks to Greg Poulos for contributing this one

[Intro: Em (4 bars)]

[Chorus]
C                  G            D                  Em
Oh, the wind blows cold, on the trail of the buffalo
C                  G            D                Em
Oh, the wind blows cold, in the land of the Navajo
C       D               Em
In the land of the Navajo

    G                            C
A hundred miles from nowhere out on the desert sand
D                                                     G
One-eyed Jack, the trader, held some torquoise in his hand
   G                                       C
He bought his sights from Running Elk, his long-time indian friend
D                                                    G
He vowed that he would stay by Jack until the bitter end

Jack had gambled everything he owned to lead this wanderin life
He might’ve had a happy home and a tender loving wife
But his hunger was for trading trapper’s furs for torquoise stone
Anything that the indians had, Jack wanted for his own

[Chorus]
[Jam on chorus chords]

Said Jack to Running Elk, I’ll gamble all my precious stones
Before I leave my body here among these bleachin bones
But now my time is drawing near and I’m filled with dark regrets
My spirit longs to journey as the sun begins to set

For we raped and killed, we stole your land
We ruled with guns and knives
Fed whiskey to your warriors while we stole away your wives
Said Running Elk, what’s done is done, you white men rule this land
So lay the cards face up and play your last broken-hearted hand

[Chorus]
[Jam on chorus chords]

When you’re dealing cards with death, the joker’s wild, the ace’s high
Jack bid the Mississippi River, Running Elk raised him the sky
Jack saw him with the sun and moon and upped him with the stars
Running Elk bet the Rocky Mountains, Jupiter, and Mars

The sun was sinking in the west when Jack drew the ace of spades
Running Elk just rolled his eyes, his smiling passed away
Jack picked up his torquoise stones and cast them to the sky
He stared into the setting sun and then made the mournful cry

[Chorus]
|Em . . .|. . . .|. . . .|. . . .|
[Jam on |Em . . .| 4x   |D . . .| 4x ]

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Ed Bick's Tab Archive, 1997