An Old Snake Indian Tale

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A ghostly love song based on the infamous Snake Indian Slaughter that occured many moons ago in the northern part of what is now Jasper.


A time of peace
Was surely here to stay
The Chief from the South
Called a meeting
As a way

To settle all our quarrels
And forever put away
The grudges that we bear
Each day

We set upon preparing
For the feast that would bring peace
Put away our weapons
And opened up our arms
To the beasts

Later on
As the moon crept through the stars
The Chief from the South
And his People
Met with ours

And the food and the dance
And the laughter kept us high
On the promises of the future
And the Sky

Never saw the signal
Never saw them leave
Suddenly the warriors
Were all that we could see
Drawing up their weapons
Nowhere could we flee
Falling on us in the night
The blood
Of the Snakes
Ran free

Before the storm
Our hearts did beat as one
With the fire
Of a thousand suns
My love
My love

In your arms
A light did keep us warm
And as sure
As the heavens turn
My love
My love


from McCoy Simonson's Jasper, released April 1, 2011
McCoy Simonson - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Percussion, Keyboards
Scratch McGhee - Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar
Jebediah Beauchamp - Percussion
Maggie Simonson - Fiddle, Banjo, Harmony Vocals
Jhonny Balvennie - Master Woodcutter, Recording Engineer


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