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  • Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq You Got To Run

    4:01

    The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, releases its second Polaris Collaboration Session featuring 2015 Polaris winner Buffy Sainte-Marie and 2014 winner Tanya Tagaq.

    You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind) was written by Sainte-Marie and inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 film, Spirit Of The Wind.

    Presented by Stingray Music and supported by Canada Council, the purpose of the Polaris Collaboration Session is to get two Polaris nominees in the same room to create a whole new piece of music.

    A full interview with Sainte-Marie and Tagaq as part of Polaris Podcast EP5 can be found at the Polaris Music Prize Soundcloud page (

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  • Buffy Sainte-Marie live performance of Starwalker

    2:27

    Buffy Sainte-Marie and her band perform a live version of Starwalker, off the album Running for the Drum.

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  • Starwalker

    2:34

    Provided to YouTube by Independent Digital Licensing Agency Inc

    Starwalker · Buffy Sainte-Marie

    The Pathfinder

    ℗ 2013 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Under Exclusive License To True North Records

    Released on: 2013-11-08

    Composer: Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Music Publisher: Universal Music Publishing

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Vampire

    2:06

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    The Vampire · Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Illuminations

    ℗ 1969 Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Composer: Unknown

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Buffy St.Marie Illuminations Full Album

    36:00

    2001 CD, originally released in 1969, a spaced out gem from Native American folksinger and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie picked by the Wire magazine in 2000 as one the 100 Albums That Set the World on Fire. ( )

    00:00 01. God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot (Leonard Cohen) 4'51
    04:51 02. Mary 1'30
    06:21 03. Better to Find out for Yourself 2'12
    08:33 04. The The Vampire 2'05
    10:39 05. Adam 5'05
    15:44 06. The Dream Tree 2'34
    18:19 07. Suffer the Little Children 2'53
    21:15 08. The Angel 3'41
    24:54 09. With You, Honey 1'48
    26:42 10. Guess Who I Saw in Paris 2'25
    29:09 11. He's a Keeper of the Fire [Live] 3'21
    32:30 12. Poppies [Live] 3'26
    35:55 total

    Namaskar Buffy !

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Up Where We Belong

    5:05

    The author's version of the song that is best known from Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes. Buffy won an Oscar for this song together with Jack Nitzsche and Will Jennings.

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  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Starwalker

    3:04

    Buffy Sainte Marie's ''Starwalker'' Lyrics

    Starwalker, he's a friend of mine
    You've seen him looking fine
    He's a straight talker, he's a Starwalker
    Don't drink no wine
    Ay way hey o heya

    Wolf Rider she's a friend of yours
    You've seen her opening doors,
    She's a history turner, she's a sweetgrass burner
    And a dog soldier
    Ay hey way hey way heya

    Holy light, guard the night.
    Pray up your medicine song.
    Oh, stake dealer you're a spirit healer,
    Keep going on.
    Ay hey way hey way heya

    Lightning Woman, Thunderchild
    Star soldiers one and all oh
    Sisters, Brothers all together
    Aim straight, Stand tall

    Starwalker he's a friend of mine
    You've seen him looking fine
    He's a straight talker, he's a Starwalker
    Don't drink no wine
    Ah way hey o hey...

    Aya hey hey heyo way hey heyo
    Ay hey hey heya
    Hey way hey way heya
    Heya wey yoh
    Ay hey way hey way heya

  • UNTIL ITS TIME FOR YOU TO GO - BUFFY SAINTE MARIE

    2:42

    UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GO - BUFFY SAINTE MARIE

    Perhaps best known from its hit cover version by Elvis Presley, here's the original by Canadian singer songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Recorded for BBC TV back in 1971 for the show 'One in Ten'.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - The War Racket

    4:11

    The War Racket off Buffy Sainte-Marie's 2017 release Medicine Songs

    Animation by Kurt Swinghammer

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  • Helpless

    3:12

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Helpless · Buffy Sainte-Marie

    She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina

    ℗ 2006 Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Composer: Bob Morris

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Piney Wood Hills at Bluesfest 2011

    4:02

    Buffy Sainte-Marie sings Piney Wood Hills on The Mojo Stage at Byron Bay's 2011 Bluesfest on Monday 25/04/11.

    Best watched in full HD.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Universal Soldier

    4:23

    Buffy first narrates on how she wrote, then sings Universal Soldier

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Darling, Dont Cry

    3:18

    Her third of four official music videos, it was released as the lead single from her album Up Where We Belong where she re-interprets some of her fan favourites and threw in a few new tracks including Dance Me Around and for the first time, her recording of the Academy-Award winning song Up Where We Belong (1996) which she wrote with Will Jennings and Jack Nitzche and had hit #1 in 1982 by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the film An Officer and a Gentlemen.
    No copyright infringement intended. Just wanted to see this on youtube!

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Up Where We Belong

    45:10

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Helpless

    3:11

    No Lyrics Availiable

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

    5:13

    Buffy Sainte-Marie's classic song Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Circle Game | Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Original Soundtrack

    3:02

    From the Original Soundtrack of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

  • Buffy Saint Marie - Soldier Blue

    3:24

    Video clip from the film Soldier Blue

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie Its My Way! Full album Mono

    40:36

    Taken from an original UK Mono album and to be honest not the best preserved, but I've cleaned the record and done a bit of audio jiggery pokery to improve it.

    Now That The Buffalo's Gone
    The Old Man's Lament
    Ananias
    Mayoo Sto Hoon
    Cod'ine
    Cripple Creek
    The Universal Soldier
    Babe In Arms
    He Lived Alone In Town
    You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
    The Incest Song
    Eyes Of Amber
    It's My Way

  • buffy sainte marie - the big ones get away

    3:23

    Hey, Baby I just got back from town
    Where the bribes are paid
    Honey, they turned my offer down
    They say the deal's already made
    So now I gotta stand and watch
    While it all comes down
    And the buzzards and the hawks
    And the judges and the mob
    Circle round

    Now if I were the queen of all the world
    I would go in chains just to see you free
    Of the ropes that bind you
    And the role you play
    And the pride that hooks you
    While The Big Ones Get Away

    Love junkies wanna change the world:
    It quickly stays the same
    Money junkies hire all the smart ones
    Power junkies run the game

    One step at a time
    Polarity Hill
    If the bad guys don't get you, baby
    Then the good guys will
    With angels on the take
    And the gangsters in the yard
    Hey don't the wars come easy
    Hey don't the peace come hard

    Now if I had a way to reach the sky
    I'd grab that crescent moon
    Wield it like a knife
    Save you from the lies
    From the ropes that bind you
    And the role you play
    And the game that hooks you
    While The Big Ones Get Away

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  • Sesame Street - Different People, Different Ways

    6:09

    The original version of the song written by Sam Pottle & Tony Geiss, as performed by Buffy Sainte-Marie in 1977. Buffy's new baby Cody has been getting a lot of attention from everyone on Sesame Street, and Big Bird gets jealous after no-one seems interested in looking at the new picture he has drawn. This segment was featured on the 10th anniversary special hosted by James Earl Jones, and can be seen on a TV screen in the Peter Sellers movie Being There. The song has also been remade twice in later episodes of Sesame Street with similar themes of getting used to a baby sibling.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie | You Got To Run | CBC Music Festival

    4:23

    Buffy Sainte-Marie performs You Got to Run at the 2019 CBC Music Festival.

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  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Up Where We Belong

    4:33

    Who knows what tomorrow brings
    In a world where few hearts survive.
    All I know is the way I feel
    If its real Ill keep it alive

    The road is long
    And there are mountains in our way
    But we climb a step everyday

    Love lift us up where we belong
    Where the eagels cry on a mountain high
    Love lift us up where we belong
    Far from the worlds we know
    Up where the clear winds blow

    Some hang on what used to be
    They live their lives, looking behind.
    When all we have is here and now
    All our lives up there to find.

    The road is long
    And there are mountains in our way
    But we climb a step everyday

    Love lift us up where we belong
    Where the eagels cry on a mountain high
    Love lift us up where we belong
    Far from the worlds we know
    Up where the clear winds blow.

    Time goes by
    No time to cry
    Lifes you and I
    Alive. Today.

    Love lift us up where we belong
    Where the eagels cry on a mountain high
    Love lift us up where we belong
    Far from the worlds we know
    Up where the clear winds blow

  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Buffy Sainte-Marie - LYRICS - 1973 Incident

    5:14

    Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, by Buffy Sainte-Marie, from the 1992 album Coincidence and Likely Stories.

    Wounded Knee In Photos:


    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

    INDIAN LEGISLATION’S ON THE DESK OF A DO-RIGHT CONGRESSMAN
    NOW, HE DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE ISSUE
    SO HE PICKS UP THE PHONE
    AND HE ASKS ADVICE OF THE SENATOR OUT IN INDIAN COUNTRY
    A DARLING OF THE ENERGY COMPANIES
    WHO ARE RIPPING OFF WHAT’S LEFT OF THE RESERVATIONS. HUH.

    I LEARNED A SAFETY RULE
    I DON’T KNOW WHO TO THANK
    DON’T STAND BETWEEN THE RESERVATION
    AND THE CORPORATE BANK
    THEY’LL SEND IN FEDERAL TANKS
    IT ISN’T NICE BUT IT’S REALITY

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    DEEP IN THE EARTH
    COVER ME WITH PRETTY LIES
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

    HUH. THEY GOT THESE ENERGY COMPANIES
    WHO WANT THE LAND
    AND THEY’VE GOT CHURCHES BY THE DOZENS
    WANT TO GUIDE OUR HAND
    AND SIGN OUR MOTHER EARTH OVER TO
    POLLUTION, WAR AND GREED
    (GET RICH…GET RICH QUICK.)

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    DEEP IN THE EARTH
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    COVER ME WITH PRETTY LIES
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)

    HUH. WE GET THE FEDERAL MARSHALLS
    WE GET THE COVERT SPIES
    WE GET THE LIARS BY THE FIRE
    WE GET THE FBIS
    THEY LIE IN COURT AND GET NAILED
    AND STILL PELTIER GOES OFF TO JAIL
    (THE BULLETS DON‘T MATCH THE GUN.)

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (AN EIGHTH OF THE RESERVATION)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (TRANSFERRED IN SECRET)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (THE MURDER AND INTIMIDATION)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

    HUH. MY GIRLFRIEND ANNIE MAE
    TALKED ABOUT URANIUM
    HER HEAD WAS FILLED WITH BULLETS
    AND HER BODY DUMPED
    THE FBI CUT OFF HER HANDS
    AND TOLD US SHE DIED OF EXPOSURE

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    DEEP IN THE EARTH
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    COVER ME WITH PRETTY LIES
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)

    WE HAD THE GOLDRUSH WARS
    AW, DIDN’T WE LEARN TO CRAWL
    AND NOW OUR HISTORY GETS WRITTEN
    IN A LIAR’S SCRAWL
    THEY TELL YA, “HEY HONEY, YOU CAN STILL BE AN INDIAN
    D-D-DOWN AT THE Y ON SATURDAY NIGHTS.”

    OH, BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    DEEP IN THE EARTH
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    COVER ME WITH PRETTY LIES
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    DEEP IN THE EARTH
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    COVER ME WITH PRETTY LIES
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    (BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE)

    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
    BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

  • BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE | Starwalker

    3:25

    Buffy Sainte-Marie performs Starwalker on Canada Day!


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  • Buffy Sainte-Marie | Until Its Time For You To Go | CBC Music Festival

    4:13

    Buffy Sainte-Marie performs Until It's Time For You To Go at the 2019 CBC Music Festival.

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  • Buffy Sainte Marie-Circle Game

    2:57

  • Hes a Keeper of the Fire - Buffy Sainte-Marie

    3:24

    Title: He's a Keeper of the Fire
    Artist: Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Album: Illuminations

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - No No Keshagesh

    3:49

    Buffy Saint-Marie - No No Keshagesh, taken from the album Running For The Drum Out now on Cooking Vinyl Records,

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Quappelle Valley Saskatchewan

    3:22

    Qu'appelle Valley Saskatchewan by Buffy Sainte-Marie. From her album Sweet America (1976). One of my favorite songs ever! The pics are from all over the internet.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Soldier Blue

    4:33

    Wrightegaarden, Langesund, Norway, July 4th 2011. SONY Handycam: Rolf Solvang

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Sing Our Own Song

    4:53

    Buffy Sainte-Marie - Sing Our Own Song (Power In The Blood 2015)

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Until Its Time For You To Go

    3:06

    You're not a dream
    You're not an angel
    You're a man
    I'm not a queen,
    I'm a woman,
    Take my hand
    We'll make a space
    In the lives that we planned
    And here we'll stay
    Until it's time for you to go

    Yes, we're diff'rent worlds apart
    We're not the same
    We laughed and played
    At the start like in a game
    You could have stayed
    Outside my heart
    But in you came
    And here you'll stay
    Until it's time for you to go

    Don't ask why,
    Don't ask how
    Don't ask forever,
    Love me now

    This love of mine
    Had no beginning
    It has no end
    I was an oak,
    Now I'm a willow
    Now I can bend
    And tho' I'll never
    In my life see you again
    I still stay
    Until it's time for you to go

  • A Tribe Called Red Ft. Buffy Sainte-Marie - Working For The Government 2015 Mix

    4:13

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    Catch us on tour in 2019! You can get your tickets here:
    06/22: Lewiston, NY - Artpark - Strawberry Moon Festival
    07/12: Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede
    07/13: Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory & Constellation Room
    07/17: San Francisco, CA - The Independent
    07/19: Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
    07/20: Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
    07/22: Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge
    07/27: Squamish, BC - Squamish Constellation Festival
    08/09: Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
    08/11: Salmo, BC - Shambhala Music Festival
    08/17: Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Folk Fest
    08/18: Elora, ON - Riverfest Elora
    11/04: Berlin, DE - Lido Berlin
    11/06: Munich, DE - Kranhalle Feierwerk

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  • Buffy Sainte-Marie | The War Racket | CBC Music Festival

    4:57

    Buffy Sainte-Marie performs The War Racket at the 2019 CBC Music Festival.

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  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Codine

    5:04

    Cod'ine by Buffy Sainte Marie from album titled It's My Way

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Carry It On

    3:05

    Get your copy of the 2015 Polaris Prize Winning Album Power in The Blood today:
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    Singer-Songwriter, Activist, Educator, Visual Artist, and Multi-Award Winner BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE returns with new album POWER IN THE BLOOD available everywhere!

    Power in the Blood is a sculpture of an artist ever-evolving and a statement of a life’s work realized - challenging, empowering, and celebrating the listener with each and every song. Featuring all but two original tracks, the album starts unpredictably with a re-imagined version of “It’s My Way,” a song that originally appeared on her acclaimed debut album. The new recording of “It’s My Way” demonstrates how her work can transcend generations and still inspire individualism and self-expression 50 years after it was written.

    Recorded in Toronto, Sainte-Marie enlisted three different producers, a first for her, to help shape Power in the Blood. Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’NAAN), and Chris Birkett (Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof). Birkett has worked with Sainte-Marie on four albums, beginning with the 1992 release Coincidence and Likely Stories. He recognized from the start that Sainte-Marie was a singular force. “She pays a lot of attention to her lyrics,” Birkett says, “and when Buffy says something, she actually means something.”

    Throughout her incredible half-century career each era has revealed new and distinctive shades of an artist revered for her pioneering and chameleon ways. There was no mold from which Buffy Sainte-Marie emerged; she created her own, ripened from experiences in both her head and her heart. Power in the Blood is a reminder that, five decades on, Sainte-Marie is a voice as vital and significant as ever. Like so much of Sainte-Marie’s work, it’s universal. “I love words, I love thinking, and I recognize and value the core of a universal idea simplified into a three-minute song,” says Sainte-Marie. “What appeals to me in folk music are the songs that have lasted for generations, but I wasn’t trying to be one of those guys. I want to give people something original.”

  • Classic Sesame Street - Buffy Sainte Marie sings Gonna Be a Country Girl Again

    4:06

    Featuring Gladys the Cow and Patty the Pig on backing vocals.

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie | No No Keshagesh | CBC Music Festival

    4:24

    Buffy Sainte-Marie performs No No Keshagesh at the 2019 CBC Music Festival.

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  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Universal Soldier

    2:30

    Hes 5 foot 2 and hes 6 feet 4
    And he fights with missiles and with spears
    Hes all of 31 and hes only 17.
    And hes been a soldier for a thousand years

    Hes a catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jane
    A buddist, a Baptist and Jew.
    And he knows he shouldnt ve killed
    And he knows he always will kill
    Youll for me my freidn and me for you

    Hes fighting for Canada.
    Hes fighting for France.
    Hes fighting for the USA.
    And hes fighting for the Russians.
    And hes fighting for Japan
    And he thinks well brought an end to war this way.

    Hes fighting for democracy,
    hes fighting for the reds
    He says its for the peace of all.
    Hes the one, who must decide,
    whos to live and whos to die.
    And he never sees the writing on the walls.

    But without him,
    how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau?
    Without him Caesar would have stood alone
    Hes the one who gives is body
    as a weapon to the war.
    And without him all this killing cant go on

    Hes the universal soldier
    And he really is the blame
    But his orders comes from
    far away no more.

    They come from him.
    And you and me.
    Oh, brothers cant you see.
    This is not the way we put an end to war

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Im Going Home

    3:25

    Buffy Sainte Marie's ''I'm Going Home'' Lyrics

    Heaven isn't so far away as people say
    I got a home high in my heart
    Heaven is right where I come from; I never throw it away
    I know the place and I'm going home
    I'm going home
    I'm going home

    See up there, it's not the same
    They know your name
    And I'm not ashamed to need it I'm going home
    I'm going home
    I'm going home

    You keep on knocking but
    I'm not coming out of this state I'm in
    I'm travellin' right, I'm gonna get there soon
    I'm standing up praying, I'm singing
    Saying Heyo ha ha heyo ha hey ya
    I know the way and I'm going home.
    I'm going home
    I'm going home

    That's where the heart can rest
    The best is there
    And only a fool would leave it. I'm going home
    I'm going home
    I'm going home
    I'm going home

    I been around, I been to town
    Hey, where you think I learned right from wrong
    And I'm going home
    I'm going home

  • Buffy Saint-Marie and Joni Mitchell

    8:48

    An excerpt from the 2006 documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life. A portrait of Native American singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Mixes current and archival performance footage. Interviews include Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, John Kay (of Steppenwolf), and Eric Andersen.

    Buffy was instrumental in introducing Joni's music to a wider audience. Along with Ian & Sylvia and Tom Rush, Buffy was one of the first singers to record Joni's songs, bringing her first songwriter royalties and publishing profits. While Buffy, heard singing Circle Game in the background, reveals the influence Joni's music had on her and originally played Joni's tapes for Joel Dean and Elliot Roberts. It was Buffy who suggested that they go to Café Au Go Go (New York) to check Joni out. After hearing her perform (October 26, 1967), Elliot immediately expressed an interest in managing her career. And the rest is history.

  • Buffy Sainte Maire - My country Tis Of Thy People Youre Dying

    6:48

    Now that your big eyes have finally opened,
    Now that you're wondering how must they feel,
    Meaning them that you've chased across America's movie screens.
    Now that you're wondering how can it be real
    That the ones you've called colorful, noble and proud
    In your school propaganda
    They starve in their splendor?
    You've asked for my comment I simply will render:
    My country 'tis of thy people you're dying.

    Now that the longhouses breed superstition
    You force us to send our toddlers away
    To your schools where they're taught to despise their traditions.
    You forbid them their languages, then further say
    That American history really began
    When Columbus set sail out of Europe, then stress
    That the nation of leeches that conquered this land
    Are the biggest and bravest and boldest and best.
    And yet where in your history books is the tale
    Of the genocide basic to this country's birth,
    Of the preachers who lied, how the Bill of Rights failed,
    How a nation of patriots returned to their earth?
    And where will it tell of the Liberty Bell
    As it rang with a thud
    O'er Kinzua mud,
    And of brave Uncle Sam in Alaska this year?

    My country 'tis of thy people you're dying.

    Hear how the bargain was made for the West:
    With her shivering children in zero degrees,
    Blankets for your land, so the treaties attest,
    Oh well, blankets for land is a bargain indeed,
    And the blankets were those Uncle Sam had collected
    From smallpox-diseased dying soldiers that day.
    And the tribes were wiped out and the history books censored,
    A hundred years of your statesmen have felt it's better this way.
    And yet a few of the conquered have somehow survived,
    Their blood runs the redder though genes have paled.
    From the Gran Canyon's caverns to craven sad hills
    The wounded, the losers, the robbed sing their tale.
    From Los Angeles County to upstate New York
    The white nation fattens while others grow lean;
    Oh the tricked and evicted they know what I mean.

    My country 'tis of thy people you're dying.

    The past it just crumbled, the future just threatens;
    Our life blood shut up in your chemical tanks.
    And now here you come, bill of sale in your hands
    And surprise in your eyes that we're lacking in thanks
    For the blessings of civilization you've brought us,
    The lessons you've taught us, the ruin you've wrought us --
    Oh see what our trust in America's brought us.

    My country 'tis of thy people you're dying.

    Now that the pride of the sires receives charity,
    Now that we're harmless and safe behind laws,
    Now that my life's to be known as your heritage,
    Now that even the graves have been robbed,
    Now that our own chosen way is a novelty --
    Hands on our hearts we salute you your victory,
    Choke on your blue white and scarlet hypocrisy
    Pitying the blindness that you've never seen
    That the eagles of war whose wings lent you glory
    They were never no more than carrion crows,
    Pushed the wrens from their nest, stole their eggs, changed their story;
    The mockingbird sings it, it's all that he knows.
    Ah what can I do? say a powerless few
    With a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye --
    Can't you see that their poverty's profiting you.

    My country 'tis of thy people you're dying.

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Little Wheel Spin and Spin

    2:29

    Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around (4x)

    Merry Christmas Jingle Bells
    Christ is born and the devils in hell
    hearts they shrink Pockets swell
    Everybody know and nobody tell
    Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around (4x)

    Oh the sins of Caesars men
    cry the pious citizens
    who petty thieve the 5 & 10s
    and the big wheels turn around and around
    Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around (4x)

    Blame the angels, blame the fates,
    Blame the Jews or your sister Kate
    Teach your children how to hate
    and the big wheels turn around and around
    Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around (4x)

    Turn your back on weeds youve hoed
    silly sinful seeds youve sowed
    Add your straw to the camels load
    Pray like hell when your world explode
    Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around (4x)

    Swing your girl fiddler say
    Later on the piper pay
    Do see do, swing and sway
    Dead will dance on judgement day
    Little Wheels Spin and Spin Big wheels turn around & around (4x)

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - Poppies

    3:34

    Artist: Buffy Sainte-Marie
    Song: Poppies (for Mr Allerton)
    Album: Illuminations


    ...I tippy-toe across your dream each night
    so as not to wake you...
    Asleep in your summer,
    a garland of flowers
    yellow and white around your waist.

    While I walk these paths of ice
    ice my breasts and strings of ice my hair.
    My hands two hooks of steel.
    Ice nose, snow eyes
    frozen open mouth.

    Flakes of snow your bridal veil
    I come down the soft white path

    Garlands of poppies
    spilling from my heart.

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - The Big Ones Get Away

    3:52

    Buffy Sainte Marie's ''The Big Ones Get Away''

    Hey, Baby I just got back from town
    where the bribes are paid
    Honey, they turned my offer down
    they say the deal's already made
    So now I gotta stand and watch
    while it all comes down
    and the buzzards and the hawks
    and the judges and the mob
    circle around
    Now if I were the queen of all the world
    I would go in chains just to see you free
    of the ropes that bind you
    and the role you play
    and the pride that hooks you
    while the big ones get away
    Love junkies wanna change the world:
    it quickly stays the same
    And money junkies hire all the smart ones
    Power junkies run the game
    One step at a time
    Polarity Hill
    If the bad guys don't get you Baby...
    then the good guys will
    With angels on the take
    and the gangsters in the yard
    Hey don't the wars come easy
    Hey don't the peace come hard
    Now if I had a way to reach the sky
    I'd grab that crescent moon
    wield it like a knife
    save you from the lies
    From the ropes that bind you
    and the role you play
    and the game that hooks you
    while the big ones get away

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie - God is Alive, Magick is Afoot

    4:53


    Psychedelic Folk from 1969 with female vocals.

    From the album 'Illuminations'.

    She has released ~30 albums since 1954...

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Soldier Blue

    3:27

    UK hit 1971 peaked at No.7, 18 weeks on chart

  • Buffy Sainte Marie - Native North American Child

    2:14

    No lyrics

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie | Carry It On | CBC music Festival

    4:05

    Buffy Sainte-Marie performs Carry It On at the 2019 CBC Music Festival.

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