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Running Bear
Johnny Preston Lyrics


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, 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 little white dove, waiting on the other side
In the moonlight he could see her blowing kisses 'cross the waves
Her little heart was beating faster, waiting there for her brave

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

Runnin' bear dove 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 that happy hunting ground

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

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Written by: J. P. RICHARDSON

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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, 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 little white dove, waiting on the other side
In the moonlight he could see her blowing kisses 'cross the waves
Her little heart was beating faster, waiting there for her brave

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

Runnin' bear dove 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 that happy hunting ground

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



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tatt lover

My dads sitting right next to me in the nursing home singing this as itโ€™s playing. Great memories of me growing up hearing dad sing it. Now heโ€™s 84 and singing it best he can xx

D Doeser

Fijne Avond โค๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน

Mach1 Mach1

This was also my dads song unfortunately he passed two years ago and today would have been his birthday so I thought Iโ€™d give it another listen for old times sake,I can still hear him singing it like heโ€™s still here,god bless to your dad x

Captain Kawaii

My dad asked me to play this today in the car and he just lit up, it's nice to see him so happy for once.

D Doeser

Mijn vader's favoriete muziek dierbare herrinneringen R.I.P โค๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ONVERGETELIJK๐Ÿ™

Taylee Silk

That was the song I played for my dad at his funeral it was our song so beautiful

littledikkins2

@Sandra Barger I was 10 when this was on the radio.

D Doeser

Nostalgische gevoelens Prachtig herrinneringen aan de MUZIEK โค๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ™

John Johnson

Raised with a broad amount of music, this song makes me especially thankful for what my grandpa showed me

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Carolyn Clayton

One of my all time favorites. I remember listening to this with my family while growingย  up. I ended up marrying a Native American (who is, sadly, no longer in this world.) I shared this song with our daughter, who asked if that was what our love life was like. (so sweet from a child to ask this.) Our courtship was different, though, with me a Roman Catholic and He a descendent from the Blackfoot Tribes. Our families didn't argue or disprove of the relationship--they could see we were (and are) truly I love. My husband asked me to find another husband, when he knew he was going to leave our physical world, so that I would have someone to care for me always. I never re-married, but I know that DANIEL WALKS TALL is always with me.

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