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Ballad Of Ira Hayes
Composer: Peter LaFarge

Ballad Of Ira Hayes was rehearsed by the Grateful Dead with Bob Dylan, prior to the Dylan & The Dead tour in 1987, but was not performed live.

The song was written in 1962 and first published in Broadside Magazine #11-12.

The Johnny Cash single version of the song, released in 1964, reached #3 in the Billboard country charts.



Peter La Farge

info Ira Hayes and Other Ballads, 1962
info On The Warpath, 1965
info On The Warpath/As Long As The Grass Shall Grow, 1992
no info Folk, Various Artists, 1994
info Best of Broadside 1962-1988, Various Artists, 2000
info Soundtrack Of A People, Various Artists, 2005
info Johnny Cash: Roots & Branches, Various Artists, 2006

Other recordings

no info Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2, Pete Seeger, 1962
no info Little Boxes and Other Broadsides, Pete Seeger, 1965
no info Patrick Sky, Patrick Sky, 1965
no info Welcome to Hamilton Camp, Hamilton Camp, 1969
info Dylan, Bob Dylan, 1973
no info Lasso from El Paso, Kinky Friedman, 1976
no info By the Sweat of My Brow, Hazel Dickens, 1983?
no info Roadsongs, Townes Van Zandt, 1994
info Folk Song America, A 20th Century Revival, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Patrick Sky), 1994
no info From One Good American to Another, Kinky Friedman, 1995
no info The Highway Kind, Townes Van Zandt, 1997
no info Cash on Delivery: Tribute to Johnny Cash, Various Artists (Russell Means &, Simon Stokes), 1999
no info Another Saturday Night, Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby, 2001
no info The Best of Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt, 2002
no info A Gentle Evening with Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt, 2002
no info In Concert, Sammy Walker, 2003
info This Land Is Your Land, Vol. 2: Let Freedom Sing, Various Artists (Patrick Sky), 2003
info Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, Tom Russell, 2004
no info They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore, Kinky Friedman, 2005
no info Live at Union Chapel, London, England, Townes Van Zandt, 2005
no info Hello, I'm Not Johnny Cash, Sherwin Linton, 2005
no info Train of Love: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Various Artists (Russell Means &, Simon Stokes), 2005

 
Johnny Cash

no info Single (Bad News / Ballad Of Ira Hayes), 1964
info Bitter Tears, 1964
info Sings The Ballads Of The American Indians, 1964
no info Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, 1967
no info Single (Ballad Of Ira Hayes / Rosanna's Going Wild), 1968
no info Give My Love To Rose, 1972
no info 20 Country Hits, Various Artists, 1976
no info Country & Western Classics, 1982
no info Biggest Hits, 1984
no info I Love Country, 1987
no info Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series, 1987
no info Columbia Records 1958-1986, 1987
info We The People, Various Artists, 1987
no info Patriot, 1990
no info Country USA: 1964, Various Artists, 1990
no info Come Along and Ride This Train, 1991
no info The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983, 1992
no info Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, 1992
no info Hits, 1993
no info Ring of Fire/Blood Sweat & Tears/Bitter Tears, 1995
no info Legendary Country Singers, 1995
no info The Many Sides of Johnny Cash, 1995
no info The Best of Country, Various Artists, 1995
no info Essential Johnny Cash, 1992
info Nashville At Newport, Various Artists, 1995
no info Outlaws Of Country, Various Artists, 1995
info The Man in Black: 1963-1969, 1996
no info The Best of Johnny Cash, 1996
no info Man in Black: His Greatest Hits, 1999
no info 16 Biggest Hits, 1999
no info Man in Black: The Very Best of Johnny Cash, 2001
no info Simply the Best, 2001
info The Essential Johnny Cash, 2002
info At Madison Square Garden, 2002
no info Life, 2004
info The Legend, 2005
no info Boom Chicka Boom/Classic Cash, 2006
no info Life / Sings the Ballads of the True West, 2006
no info America/Live at Madison Square Garden, 2006
no info Hit Collection, 2007
no info At Madison Square Garden/Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971, 2008
no info The Best of Johnny Cash: Green Series, 2008
no info Gold: Greatest Hits, 2008
info 100 Essential Tracks: 60s, Various Artists, 2010

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