• Song:

    Bury My Heart

  • Artist:

    Indigo Girls

sponsored links
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 15:27:39 -0600 (CST) 
From: Casey Connor  
Subject: CRD: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as done by Indigo Girls 
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee 
W&M by Buffy St. Marie, 
as covered by the Indigo Girls. 
Another four-chord song transcribed by guitar GOD casey@cec.wustl.edu, 
with help with the words from indigo-girls listmembers. 
"Emily": (sing freely) 
D5                           A5 
Indian Legislation's on the desk of a do-right congressman 
D5                                G5 
But he don't know much about the issues so he 
picks up the phone and asks the advice of the 
D5              B5 
senator out in Indian Country, a 
G5              A5 
darling of the energy companies 
        B5                  G5           A5 
They're ripping off what's left of the reservation 
"Amy": (with more rhythm ) 
             A5                           B5 
I learned this safety rule I don't know who to thank 
            A5                F#5             B5 
don't stand between the reservation and the corporate bank 
               A5                       F#5                 B5 
They're sendin federal tanks, it isn't nice, but it's reality 
(no chord)              D5       C5   G5 
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 
                         D5   C5   G5 
I said deep in the earth 
                            D5            C5   G5 
Won't you cover me with your pretty lies 
                        D5     C5   G5 
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 
               A5                                 B5 
They got these energy companies they're tryin to steal our land 

                           (or: who want to take our land) 
         A5                  F#5         B5 
They got churches by the dozen tryin to guide our hand 
A5                                   ( F#5          B5 
and turn our mother earth over to pollution war and greed 
Get rich, get rich quick 
CHORUS (With echoing BMHAWK's?) 
"Jerry Marotta": 
We've got the federal books, we've got the covert spies 
         (or: federal marshals) 
They got the liars by fire they got the FBI 
They go to court and get nailed and still Leonard Peltier goes off to jail 
The bullets didn't match the gun 
CHORUS (With echoing BMHAWK's - "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee; It was an  
eigth of the reservation; It was transferred in secret; You got your   
murdering heart and intimidation; Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee") 
(or: you got your murder and intimidation, etc...) 
We're talking about a revolution 
My girlfriend Anna May, she talked about Uranium 
Her head was full of bullets and her body dumped 
The FBI cut off her hands and told us she died of exposure 
Bury me Bury me 
We had the gold rush wars, why didn't we learn to crawl? 
And now our history gets written in a liar's scrawl. 
They tell me 
{No Chord} 
Honey you can still be an Indian, I mean, you know, wear those little 
moccasins and play those bingo games down at the Y on a Saturday night. 
("Bullshit", except I think Amy says "Right" on CompG's) 
And they should... 
CHORUS ("...You're going to cover me with your pretty lies...") 
CHORUS ("...It's an eigth...etc...heart and intimidation...") 
'Bury my heart' repeated at end. 
First voice stays on low D, second does "Bur" and "heart" on F and "y my" on  
E, third does "Bur" and "heart" on A and "y my" on G, and a last voice  
can do the high D for "Bur" and "heart" and C for "y my" so it's: 
Dm  C/D  Dm 
Bur y My Heart 
repeated over and over again. This is pretty much a guess and may be an  
approxiamtion of the actual sining or may embellish it. Whatever. You  
might try tuning the low E to D and playing the normal D and then C  
chords over it with the open bass string allowed to ring. 
Notes: For the verse, I think the F#m's are sometimes there and sometimes  
not. And listen to the recording for the syncopated strumming pattern.  
It's kooky. 
 | _  a s e y
Show more
sponsored links
sponsored links