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"Half-Breed"

(As recorded by Cher)
MARY DEAN
AL CAPPS

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.

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.

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.

(c) Copyright 1973 by Blue Monday Music, c/o Garrett Music Enterprises, Hollywood, Calif.
90028. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

- SONG HITS, Summer 1974.

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