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Cher Half Breed Lyrics

Last updated: 07/14/2009 11:00:00 AM

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"


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


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hate the name halfbreed | Reviewer: shaunna bailey | 12/13/08

i don't blame cher for disliking the word half breed because it makes us multiracial people feel bad about ourselves and we are human too. i am half blackfoot indian half seminole indian half african american and white.and i deserve to be called a human being.