Buffalo Road

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Rainbow Warrior

 

The chord progressions to this song are:

        C, (CaddG), F, (FaddG) Ė 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

Iím gonna take a journey, yeah

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Itís gonna last me a lifetime

C†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††F††††††††††††††††††† C††††††††††††††††††††† F

A close friend once told me that a lifetimeís not so long

†††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††††††††† C

On the Buffalo Road, Buffalo Road, pick up your load

C†† †††††††††††††††††††††††F

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

G††††††††††††††† B7††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††† D*

Mmmm, the medicine wheels are turning

G††††††††††† B7†††††††††† E††††† B7

Keep the campfires burning

C†††††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††† ††††††C

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

C††††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††† CF

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Child of the city what do you see?

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

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

 

G††† B7†††††††††††††††††††† C††††††† D*

Iím sure youíll find a reason

G††††††† B7†††† E†† B7

Hiding in the seasons

C††††††††††††††††††††† F†† ††††††††††††††††††††††C

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

C††††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††† CF

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Aaaaah, my feet are burning

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

And the stars are hard to reach

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

The day that you start learning

†††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Is the day that you start to teach peace

 

G†††††††† B7†††††††††††††† C††† D*

All the teachers are learning

G†††††††††††††††† B7†††††††††† E†† B7

To keep the campfires burning

C††††††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††††††††† C

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

C††††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††† CF

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

C††††††††††††††††† F

Listen to the thunder

C†††††††††††††††††† F

Look into the fire

C††††††††††††††††††††† F

Let your spirits wonder

†††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††† F

Let them rise forever higher

 

C††††††††††††††††† F

Listen to the thunder

C†††††††††††††††††† F

Look into the flames

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

As long as you may wonder

†††††† C†††††††††††††††††††† F

The vision stays the same

 

G†††††††††††††††† B7††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††† D*

Aaaaah, the medicine drums are pounding

G††††††††††††† B7††††††††††††† E†††† B7

Keep your heartís song sounding

C†††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

C††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Move on down the Buffalo Road

††††††††††††† C††††† F

Move on down

 

C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Where did the red man go?

F††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

Heís on the Buffalo Road

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Whereís the red man gone?

F†††††††††††††† C

Heís movin' on

C††††††††††††††† F

Heís movin' on

 

C††††††††††††††††††††††† F

Crazy that might sound

F††††††††††††††††††††††† C

Take the buffalo round

C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F

To the happy hunting grounds

C††††††††††† F

Here we go

F†††††††††† C

Buffalo Road

 

C†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††F

Move on down the Buffalo Road

††††††††††††† C††††††††††††† F

Move on down yeah hey

†††††††††††† C

Move on down