Kit Carson - Bruce Cockburn

    And the President said to Kit Carson:
    "Take my best four horsemen please
    And ride out to the four directions,
    Make my great lands barren for me"

    Kit Carson said to the President
    "You've made your offer sweet
    I'll accept this task you've set for me
    My fall's not yet complete"

    Kit Carson knew he had a job to do
    Like other jobs he had before
    He'd made the grade
    He learned to trade in famine, pestilence, and war

    Kit Carson was a hero to some
    With his poison and his flame
    But somewhere there's a restless ghost
    That used to bear his name

    (Vaudreuil (Quebec) -- July 1, 1990)


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