Buffalo Road

Words and Music by Raccoon

as recorded on Road Kill

 

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).

 

Iím gonna take a journey

Itís gonna last me a lifetime

And a close friend once told me, yeah, yeah, yeah

That a lifetimeís not so long

On the Buffalo Road - Pick up your load

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

Mmmm, the medicine wheel is turning

Keep your campfires burning

On the Buffalo Road, where did the buffalo go?

Theyíre on the Buffalo Road

 

Mmmm, the medicine wheel is turning

Keep your campfires burning

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

Mmmm, my feet are burning

And the stars are hard to reach

The day that you start learning

Is the day that you start to teach

 

All the teachers are learning

To keep the campfires burning

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

Move on down the Buffalo Road

Move on down, hey, yeah

Move on down

 

Listen to the thunder

Look into the fire

Let your spirits wander

Let 'em rise forever higher

 

Listen to the thunder

Look into the flame

As long as you may wander

Let your vision stay the same

 

Mmmm, the medicine drums are pounding

Keep your heartís song sounding

On the Buffalo Road, pick up your load

Move on down the Buffalo Road

 

Crazy that might sound

Take the Buffalo Road

To the happy hunting grounds

Here we go - On we go

Now we go - Down the Buffalo Road

Off we go - On we go

Now we go - Now we go