Category Archives: Songs in Cree

Songs in Cree come in many varieties, from traditional round dance or powwow songs, to nursery rhymes for kids. For Christmas Carols, be sure to search the category “Christmas”

Bringing the Thunder to L.A.: Northern Cree kimahihcihinân!

Update: Here – from Youtube – is the actual Northern Cree Grammy performance: Congratulations to Steve Wood and all the fabulous members of Northern Cree who will “Bring the Thunder” to Los Angeles on February 12th for the Grammy’s kick-off. Northern … Continue reading

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Stand By Me – Performed by Tristin Greyeyes and Saskatchewan Express

Gotta love this video from Sandra Ahenakew, with all its family connections. Tristin Greyeyes performs Stand By Me in Cree with backup from Saskatchewan Express – a travelling “stars of tomorrow” youth review, in concert in Regina, August 2016. Tristin’s kôhkompan, Freda … Continue reading

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2. ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan (Don’t Come Crying to Me)

ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan ē-kī-nakasiyin ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyan namoy ekwa ēkota ka-pa-pēhitin tāpiskōc māna kā-kī-itōtamān kākikē ē-kī-wī-sākihiyan māka ēkwa ē-mēskotēyihtaman ka-natomin kāwi-ka-wīcēwitān namoy māka ka-tāpwētātin ēkāy ka-mātohkāsoyan ē-kī-nakasiyin ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyin namoy ekwa ēkota ka-pa-pēhitin tāpiskōc māna kā-kī-itōtamān [instrumental] ēkāy ka-mātokāsoyan nakasiyani ēkāy ka-pē-pah-pakamahikēyin … Continue reading

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3. kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw (Rock Around the Clock)

pēyak nīso nisto tipahikan nikotwāsik, tēpakohp, ayinānēw tipahikan mitātaht, pēyakosāp, nīsosāp tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw hāw wawēyi pē-wīcēwin ka-mōcikihtānaw pēyak tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw ka-nīmihitonaw isko wāpahki kapētipisk ka-tah-tihtipīnānaw nīso. nisto, nēwo ispayici pōn-kitōcikēci ka-tēpwānaw kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw ka-nīmihitonaw isko wāpahki kapētipisk ka-tah-tihtipīnānaw … Continue reading

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4. ninanamipayin (All Shook Up)

tānisi ōma ē-is-āyāyān nānitaw ōma ē-ispayiyān ē-kīskwē-ayāt nitikwak ēkwa nisākihāw, ninanamipayin mm mm mm mm ye ye ye ninanamicihcān, nihcikwana mīna namoy kwayask nikī-nīpawin awīna nika-nanāskomāw nisākihāw ninanamipayin mm mm mm mm ye ye ye ēkāy kīkway kakwēcimin niwā-wanēyihtamimācihon ē-nakiskawak … Continue reading

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5. kiya ē-kī-wah-ohpiniyan (Wind beneath my wings)

kī-kawacin māna ētikwē ēkāy wihkāc ē-sīwāsoyan kiyām niya ē-sīwāsoyān, kiya māna kiya nāway kī-pimohtān ēkosi niya ni-kī-nistawēymikawin ēkwa kiya ē-kī-āyimihoyan ē-miyotwāyin moy kikiskēyimikawin kipahpin āta ē-āyimihoyan kikiskēyihtēn cī ē-kistēyimitān ē-nohtē-nāspitātān ispimihk nikapimihān kiya ē-kī-ohpiniyan nikī-nākatohkān māna ōta nitēhihk kitayān kākikē … Continue reading

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6. ohcitaw kisākihitin (Can’t Help Falling in Love)

ē-mōcōwicik itēwak kā-sākihitocik māka nīsta kisākihitin nika-kisātēn namoya cī nānitaw kīspin ohcitaw ē-sākihitān tāpiskōc sīpiya kā-pimiciwahki nīcimos ohcitaw ēkosi ispayin otina nitēh otina nipimātisiwin maka ohcitaw kisākihitin tāpiskōc sīpiya kā-pimiciwahki nīcimos ohcitaw ēkosi ispayin otina nitēh otina nipimātisiwin maka ohcitaw … Continue reading

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7. sākihitowin (The Rose)

sākihitowin itwāniwiw ē-mistakihtēk sākihitowin āskaw ē-kāsisik sākihitowin tāpiskōc pīkwēyihtamowin sākihitowin pēyakwan wāpikwaniy ātiht kostamwak ka-sākihitocik osām ē-kostākik ka-pīko-tēhēcik mistahi patinikēwak pimātisiwin osām kihcēyihtākan sākihitowin tipiskāki kaskēyihtamēko kakwē-kiskisik kahkiyaw kakwē-sākihitok otōtēmik osām pimātisiwin ē-cimāsik tāpikōc mān ōhi wāpikwaniya. The Bette Midler classic, translated … Continue reading

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8. kihci-kisēwātisiwin (Amazing Grace)

kihci-kisēwātisiwin ē-kī-pimācihit kisē‑manitow nikī-miskāk mēkwāc ē-wanihoyān nikī-kostēn ta-nipiyān ēkwa nimamisīn kisēwātisiwinihk Jesus nikī-nipōstamāk kihci-kostātisiwin ē-otihtikoyān Jesus māka niwīcihik ē-nīsohkamawit kākikē kihci-kīsikohk nika-mamihcimāw Jesus ē-pimācihit kā-nipōstamawit kihci-kisēwātisiwin ē-kī-pimācihit kisē‑manitow nikī-miskāk mēkwāc ē-wanihoyān Dolores says: John D’Or Prairie ni-kī-kiskinohamākān nistam oma kā-pehtamān. … Continue reading

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9. kīspin kisakihin (Heel and Toe Polka)

kîspin kisâkihin (tune: Heel and Toe Polka) ôma nikamowinis kâ-pâhpihk ohci. nâpêsis ê-wâpamit iskwêsisa ê-ocêmât. this (is a) little song for laughter a boy is seen kissing a girl kîspin kisâkihin sêmak pê-ocêmin; kîspin kipakwâsin sêmâk ka-nakasin. if you love … Continue reading

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