"Half-Breed" as written by and Mary Dean Al Capps....
My father married a pure Cherokee
My mother's people were ashamed of me
The Indians said 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
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 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
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

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


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"Half-Breed" as written by Mary Dean Al Capps

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    General CommentHardship of having parents from different races. Not a problem I ever encountered... both of my parents are white, but I have interracial friends... I don't think it's such a big deal these days, but I suppose Cher probably had to deal with crap as a kid.
    lizzieluvs2playon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFYI: Cher is not half Cherokee. Her father is the darker one (Armenian) and her mother Georgia is quite white (although like many white people claim, supposedly has traces of Cherokee or other Native American blood). The song was written for Cher though because she could pass as a half-breed Indian squaw, especially with her exotic looks and long straight black hair.
    SWLinPHXon May 29, 2011   Link

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