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As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (1964)
Johnny Cash

Picking Pattern:A

Picking Pattern:E


Picking Pattern:D
(Just play D the normal way.)

A              E          A
As long as the moon shall rise.
A              E      A    A7
As long as the rivers flow.
D                       A 
As long as the sun will shine.
D              E           A
As long as the grass shall grow. 

A                                      D
The Senecas are an Indian tribe of the Iroquios nation.
            E                                 A
Down on the New York Pennsylvania Line you'll find their reservation.
A                       D
After the US revolution Cornplanter was a chief.
   E                                         A
He told the tribe these men they could trust that was his true belief.
A                                     D 
He went down to Independence Hall and there was a treaty signed.
     E                               A 
That promised peace with the USA and Indian rights combined.
A                                        D 
George Washington gave his signature the Government gave its hand.
     E                              A
They said that now and forever more that this was Indian land. 



On the Seneca reservation there is much sadness now.
Washington's treaty has been broken and there is no hope no how. 
Across the Allegheny River they're throwing up a dam. 
It will flood the Indian country a proud day for Uncle Sam. 
It has broke the ancient treaty with a politician's grin. 
It will drown the Indians graveyards cornplanter can you swim. 
The earth is mother to the the Senecas they're trampling sacred ground. 
Change the mint green earth to black mud flats as honor hobbles down.



The Iroquios Indians used to rule from Canada way south. 
But no one fears the Indians now and smiles the liar's mouth. 
The Senecas hired an expert to figure another site. 
But the great good army engineers said that he had no right. 
Although he showed them another plan and showed them another way. 
They laughed in his face and said no deal Kinuza dam is here to stay. 
Congress turned the Indians down brushed off the Indians plea. 
So the Senecas have renamed the dam they call it Lake Perfidy.



Washington, Adams, and Kennedy, now hear their pledges ring. 
The treaties are safe we'll keep our word but what is that gurgling. 
It's the back water from Perfidy Lake it's rising all the time. 
Over the homes and over the fields and over the promises fine. 
No boats will sail on Lake Perfidy in winter it will fill. 
In summer it will be a swamp and all the fish will kill. 
But the Government of the USA has corrected George's vow. 
The father of our country must be wrong what's an Indian any how.


As long as the moon shall rise (look up).
As long as the rivers flow (are you thirsty). 
As long as the sun will shine (my brother are you warm). 
As long as the grass shall grow. 


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