So Long, Council Grove (22 to Chicago, IL)

by Beautiful Ground

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It's a long walk
From Council Grove
All the way
To Oklahoma
And I don't want to go
I don't want to go

It's a long walk
From my home
And I don't know
Where to go
But I've got my people
It's all I need

Long walk home
Where is my home

There's a trail of tears behind me
It's not the one that you've heard about
187 arrived
Don't know many left
So long, home

Going to Oklahoma
Didn't count my vote
Going to Oklahoma
I don't need no boat
No, no, no

It's a long, long, walk
From Council Grove
It's a long walk home
From Oklahoma

And there's footprints behind us
And they're red as Oklahoma
Red as earth to me

It's a long walk
From Council Grove
The better city
To better cities
I'll stay
Isn't it pretty
Isn't it a pity

I miss my home
I don't remember it
But someday I'll go back
To Council Grove

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released May 7, 2017

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Beautiful Ground Hartford, Connecticut

Singer-songwriter James M., aka Beautiful Ground, is based in Hartford, Connecticut.

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