Buffalo Road

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded at the 2002 Rainbow Gathering in Michigan

 

The chord progressions to this song are: 

·        C, (CaddG), F, (FaddG) – the G note is on the 3rd fret of the high-E string

·        G, B7, C, D*, G, B7, E, B7

 

Note: This D is done by doing an open C chord and then moving it up two frets which is sort of a D chord with open G and open high E string notes. I guess this would make the chord technically a Dsus4add9 (the sus4 is the G note and the add9 is the E note).

 

C                        F

I’m gonna take a journey

C                            F

It’s gonna last me a lifetime

C                           F

A close friend once told me, yeah yeah yeah

           C                      F

That a lifetime’s not so long

                       C                            F

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

              C                        F

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

                                  C                           F

Where did the buffalo go? – The Red Man knows

                                    C

Where have the buffalo gone?

                      F                C    F

They’re movin' on – Movin' on

 

G              B7                     C   D*

Mmm, the medicine wheel is turning

G              B7           E    B7

Keep your campfires burning

C                     F                          C

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

                            F

Move on down the Buffalo Road

              C   F              C

Here we go – There we go

                           F

Down the Buffalo Road

 

                                C                           F

Where’d the Red Man go? To follow the buffalo

F                               C                        F

Where’s the Red Man gone? He’s movin' on

F                         C                           F    C    F

Down the Buffalo Road - He’s movin' on

 

C                               F

Child of the city what do you see?

C                                            F

Will it chain you down? – Will it set you free?

 

I’m sure you’ll find a reason

Hiding in the seasons

On the Buffalo Road – On the Buffalo Road

 

My feet are burning

And the stars are hard to reach

And the day that you start learning

Is the day that you start to teach, peace

 

All the teachers are learning

To keep the campfires burning

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

Move on down the Buffalo Road

Here we go

 

Listen to the thunder

Look into the fire

Let your spirits wonder

Let 'em rise forever higher

 

And listen to the thunder

Look into the flame

As long as you may wonder

Let your vision stay the same

 

Mmmm, the medicine drums are pounding

Keep your heart’s song sounding

On the Buffalo Road – pick up your load

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

Here we go – There we go – Off we go

On the go – When we go – Now we go

Down the Buffalo Road – Down the Buffalo Road

Down the Buffalo Road – Down the Buffalo Road