Kaw-Liga
Marty Robbins Lyrics


Kaw-Liga was a wooden Indian standin' by the door
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store
Kaw-Liga too stubborn to ever let it show
So she could never answer yes or no

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped someday he'd talk
Kaw-Liga too stubborn to ever show a sign
Because his heart was made of knoty pine
Poor ol' Kaw-Liga he never got a kiss
Poor ol' Kaw-Liga he don't know what he missed
Is there any wonder that his face is red
Kaw-Liga that poor ol' wooden head

Kaw-Liga was a lonely Indian never went nowhere
His heart was set on the Indian maiden with the coal black hair
Kaw-Liga just stood there and never let it show
So she could never answer yes or no

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid
And took her oh so far away but ol' Kaw-Liga stayed
Kaw-Liga too stubborn to ever show a sign
Because his heart was made of knoty pine

Poor ol' Kaw-Liga he never got a kiss...

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Written by: FRED ROSE, HANK WILLIAMS SR.

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Zane Starr

He can even make a log of wood come alive...that's talent

tersane kozan

the best version of the song, ı listened nearly all versions, but Marty was at best on Kaw liga by far!

redneck child

I like this song a lot but Hank Williams done it fast and he will always be the best one that has ever done this song

Margalus

@DoubleJ1203 Yes, I agree. Hank Sr, then this, then Charlie.

skoot2u

Don McLean does a great version as well.

Jason

I didn’t like prides version

Anthony Bullard

I dunno, I like Marty Robbins pretty good, "Big Iron and Streets of Laredo" but when it comes to Kaw-Liga, I would have to say Charlie Pride is the best version.

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Von Liberté

Marty Robbins was a national treasure

TopKirby8305

Marty and Hank both did exceptional with this song! :3

SPOOKSTR

As a young lad i went with my dad to a Marty Robbins concert (Sydney Australia, Horden Pavillion), I met Marty after the show and never forgot how cool he was as a person....awesome voice, classic country/western, i always loved the gun-fighter songs. Thanks for uploading this song, havent heard it in years.

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