Running Bear

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 18, 2023
     Category: Death | Music | 1960s | Native Americans

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Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/18/23 at 08:45 AM
Even though I was only 11 going on 12 when this song came out, I still remember most of the lyrics. Now I'll have to listen to something else, or I'll have an earworm all day long.
Posted by Fritz on 03/18/23 at 08:47 AM
Admittedly, I haven't listened to more than half a minute of this... but isn't it just a cheap knock-off of Flanders and Swann's "Mud, mud, glorious mud" a.k.a. "The Hippopotamus Song"?
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/18/23 at 09:49 AM
I liked it when it came out, but then again I was ten years old.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 03/18/23 at 10:09 AM
If he couldn't ford the river because it was too wild/rapid, how did the tribes do battle? Is this the first indication Native Americans invented a trebuchet?

How many times have you seen someone at a distance and thought they were beautiful, graceful, and innocent, but when you got up close, you realized it was four racoons in a dress?

I remember when this song first came out. The local radio station played it five or six times an hour, day and night, for weeks. Must be sixty years since I've heard it. Too soon.
Posted by Phideaux on 03/18/23 at 12:06 PM
Phideaux - Regarding people who look good at a distance, a guy I used to work with had a saying that was something like "She looked good from far, but up close, she looked far from good".
Posted by Fritz on 03/18/23 at 01:45 PM
I prefer the parody "Running Bare". Jim Nesbitt - Running Bare
Posted by eddi on 03/19/23 at 04:17 AM
I just learned that this song was written by The Big Bopper.
Posted by ges on 03/19/23 at 10:54 AM
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