“The Ballad of Ira Hayes” by Johnny Cash

Don’t miss this film of Johnny Cash singing “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” during a performance at a reservation:

The song tells the true story of Ira Hayes, a Native American who was one of the Marines who raised the US flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima during World War II.

Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

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