half breed lyrics – cher

my father married a pure cherokee
my mother’s people were ashamed of me
the indians said that i was white by law
the white man always called me “indian squaw”

half-breed
that’s all i ever heard

half-breed
how i learned to hate the word

half-breed
she’s no good they warned
both sides were against me since the day i was born.

we never settled went from town to town
when you’re not welcome you don’t hang around
the other children always laughed at me
give her a feather she’s a cherokee

half-breed
that’s all i ever heard
. . .

we weren’t accepted and i felt ashamed
nineteen i left them tell me who’s to blame?
my life since then has been from man to man
but i can’t run away from what i am.

half-breed
that’s all i ever heard
. . .

/ cher lyrics