Pass That Peace Pipe


A medicine man I met
Said don't get yourself in a sweat
When things look gray
Just shrug and say
"Must've been somethin' I 'et!"

"So don't get yourself in a snit", he said
"Tuck your tantrums into your kit instead
"It's disarming to be charming"
Quote, the medicine man
Whom all agree is plain to see
Nobody could be wiser than

So if your temper's getting the tophand
All you have to do is just stop and
Pass that peace pipe and bury the hatchet
Like the Choctaw, Chickasaw,
Chattanooga, Chippewa do

And if you're feeling mad as a wet hen
Mad as you can possibly get, then
Pass that peace pipe and bury that tomahawk
Like those Chichamecks, Cherokees,
Chapultapecs do

Hold that reflex
Try to use a little restraint
Fold that kleenex
And wipe off all of that war paint

So if you find yourself in a fury
Be your own judge and your own jury
Pass that peace pipe and bury the hatchet
Like the Choctaw, Chickasaw,
Chatanooga, Chippewa do

Pull your ears in
Try to use a little control
When all clears in
You're gonna be top man on the totem pole

So if you wanna be an alright guy
Not a long-faced blues in the night guy
Write that apology and dispatch it
When you quarrel, it's grand to patch it
Pass that peace pipe and bury the hatchet
Like the Choctaw, Chickasaw,
Chattanooga, Chippewa,
Those Chichamecks, Cherokees, Chapultapecs
Those Chakootamees, Chekacheps and Chicopees
Chicopees, Cherokees, Cary Grants and Peggy Lees
Those Sinatrasaws, Peter Lawford, son in laws,
Ping pong, ding dong, everybody sing along!
And all those mixed up indians do


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