My Country Tis of Thy People You're Dying (Buffy Sainte-Marie)

7 MAY 1966


Native Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie released her third album 'Little Wheel Spin and Spin' in 1966. It was her only album to reach the Billboard album charts, peaking at #97.

The most famous song from this album was 'My Country Tis of Thy People You're Dying', which presented an Indigenous persons perspective on the colonisation of North America. One of her most famous songs was 'Universal Soldier', which she wrote in 1964 and later became a hit for Donovan. She also wrote 'Up Where We Belong'.