HALF BREED

My father married a pure Cherokee

My mother's people were ashamed of me

The Indians said that I was white by law

The White Man always called me "Indian Squaw"

 

Half-breed, that's all I ever heard.

Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word.

Half-breed, she's no good they warned.

Both sides were against me since the day I was born.

 

We never settled, went from town to town

When you're not welcome you don't hang around

The other children always laughed at me

"Give her a feather, she's a Cherokee"

 

Half-breed, that's all I ever heard .

Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word .

Half-breed, she's no good they warned.

Both sides were against me since the day I was born.

 

We weren't accepted and I felt ashamed

Nineteen I left them, tell me who's to blame

My life since then has been from man to man

But I can't run away from what I am

 

Im just a half-breed, that's all I ever heard.

Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word.

Half-breed, she's no good they warned.

Both sides were against me since the day I was born.

 

Im just a half-breed, that's all I ever heard.

Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word.

Half-breed, she's no good they warned.

Both sides were against me since the day I was born!

Both sides were against me since the day I was born!