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Jane Schoolcraft (Bamewawagezhikaquay)


/Bm /C /Am /D /
/C /C /G /G /

[G] Born in [Am] 1800, a [D] Chippewa-Irish [G] daughter
[Em] of O'zhawgusco [A] daywiquay and [D] John
Jane Johnston knew where she [G] belonged
[G] From her [Am] first day she heard, [D] the sound of the [G] rapid’s water
[Em] she loved the [A] music of its [D] song
and the way all nature sang [G] along

[G] John took her to [Am] Ireland [D] to get the best [G] schooling for her
[Em] Jane very [A] quickly fell [D] apart
far from the home inside her [G] heart
[G] She was a [Am] writer, [D] poems and stories [G] flowed right through her
[Em] She poured the [A] Indian love of the land
[D] into an English poet's [G] hand

CHORUS

[Bm] Jane, [C] she is the [Am] sound the stars make
[D] rushing through the [Bm] sky
Jane, [C] down by St. [Am] Mary's river [D] you can hear her fly
[C] Bay-mi-way-way-gie-zhi-koo-quay [G]

[G] Jane lost her [Am] son when he was [D] two
her husband always [G] traveling
[Em] The doctor [A] gave her laudanum
[D] and so addicted her to [G] opium
[G] There in Sault [Am] Ste. Marie
[D] she was a Chippewa- Irish [G] queen
[Em] but when she [A] went to New York town
[D] she was a half-breed in a [G] gown

CHORUS

[Bm] Jane, [C] she is the [Am] sound the stars make
[D] rushing through the [Bm] sky
Jane, [C] down by St. [Am] Mary's river [D] you can hear her fly
[C] Bay-mi-way-way-gie-zhi-koo-quay [G]

[Em] Jane lived [D] inside a [G] frame
of [Am] beauty and [G] pain
and [C] painted it [D] blue
[Em] Jane cried [D] rivers of [G] rain
‘till the [Am] rocks were all [G] stained
and the [C] words all rang [D] true [Bm] [C] [G]

[G] Held together by [Am] contradictions
[D] Lost in the dark of the [G] light of day
[Em] she married a [A] man who loved her so
[D] even as he studied and robbed her [G] soul
[G] Jane lived [Am] among and far removed
[D] she was at home and [G] gone away
[Em] When she breathed [A] words upon the page
[D] she was the spirit of her [G] age

CHORUS

[Bm] Jane, [C] she is the [Am] sound the stars make
[D] rushing through the [Bm] sky
Jane, [C] down by St. [Am] Mary's river [D] you can hear her fly
[Bm] Jane, [C] she is the [Am] sound the stars make
[D] rushing through the [Bm] sky
Jane, [C] down by St. [Am] Mary's river [D] you can hear her fly
[C] Bay-mi-way-way-gie-zhi-koo-quay [G]

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