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​Running Bear

This song is by The Youngbloods and appears on the album High On A Ridge Top (1972).

On the banks of the river stood Runnin' Bear, young Indian brave
On the other side of the river stood his lovely Indian maid
Little White Dove was-a her name, she's such a lovely sight to see
But their tribes fought with each other so their love could never be.

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love big as the sky
Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love that couldn't die.

He couldn't swim the raging river 'cause the river was too wide
He couldn't reach his Little White Dove, she was waiting on the other side
In the moonlight he could see her throwing kisses 'cross the waves
Her little heart was beating faster, waiting for her Indian brave.

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love big as the sky
Yeah, Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love that couldn't die.

Runnin' Bear jumped in the water, Little White Dove did the same
And they swam out to each other, through the swirling stream they came
As their hands touched and their lips met, the ragin' river pulled them down
Now they'll always be together in the happy hunting ground.

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove yeah with a love big as the sky
Well now, Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love that couldn't die.

Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love big as the sky
Oh now, Runnin' Bear loved Little White Dove with a love that couldn't die.

Written by:

Richardson