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Jean Baptiste Cadotte


capo 4th fret Intro: [C G]

Born beneath the fleur-de-lis [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Quebec, 1723 [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who traveled to Sault Ste. Marie [F]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [F,C,F]
with Louis de Repentigny (ruh-pahn-t-nee) [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Louis built a fort and then [G]
left for to fight the Englishmen [F]
Guess who was left to trade and tend [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

CHORUS

Ho, ho, oh [C]
Ho, ho, oh [C,G]
Ho, ho, oh [C, F]
Who spoke like other men could not? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

[C G]

Who married Athanasie? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who spoke Ojibway fluently? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who soon became himself a chief? [F]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [F,C,F]
Who worked hard to preserve the peace? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
When tempers raged across the land [G]
and bloody violence was at hand [F]
Who spoke so all could understand? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

CHORUS

Ho, ho, oh [C]
Ho, ho, oh [C,G]
Ho, ho, oh [C, F]
Who spoke like other men could not? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

[C G]


Who joined Alexander Henry [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
with fur trading and mining? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who stopped young Henry's being killed [F]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [F,C,F]
by warriors wanting blood to spill? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
When *Madjeckewiss made demands [G]
to hand over the Englishman [F]
Who stood his ground and changed their plans? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

CHORUS

Ho, ho, oh [C]
Ho, ho, oh [C,G]
Ho, ho, oh [C, F]
Who spoke like other men could not? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

[C G]

Who did the British count upon [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
to speak to the Sault Indians [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who went there with the wampum belt [F]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [F,C,F]
Who made peace without any help [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who led eighty canoes from there [G]
to Michilimackinaw, who dared [F]
to speak when other men just stared [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]

CHORUS

Ho, ho, oh [C]
Ho, ho, oh [C,G]
Ho, ho, oh [C, F]
Who spoke like other men could not? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who kept the peace when others fought? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C]
Who cooled things down when heads were hot? [C]
Jean-Baptiste Cadotte [C,G,C,G,C]

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