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”

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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Classics in Cree – Dolores Sand (y-dialect)

“Rock Around the Clock” is just one of the nine Classics in Cree Dolores recorded to CD in 2004 as a tool to get people to sing – and laugh – in Cree. Her translation of “All Shook Up” from the same CD … Continue reading

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1. nipīkinipayin (I Fall to Pieces)

nipīkinipayin tahtwāw kā-wāpamitān nipīkinipayin moy ka-kī-mosci-otōtēmitoyāk tāpiskōc ēkāy wihkāc ē-kī-ocētoyāk ta-wanikiskisiyān kā-kī-kiskēyihtoyāk nikākocīn, nikākocin māka moy cēskwa kā-pimohtēyan kēyāpic nipīkinipayin nipīkinipayin tahtwāw awiyak kā-wīhisk nipīkinipayin ēkosi nisaskitēpayin kiwihtamawin kotak nika-sākihik ka-sākihit tāpiskōc kākī-sākihiyan kā-pimohtēyan kāwi nipīkinipayin kā-pimohtēyan kāwi nipīkinipayin A Patsy … Continue reading

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Dolores Sand

Dolores Sand’s favourite kind of teaching tools involve singing – and laughing – along. She also likes to use the familiar (like a good classic love song) as a foundation for learning something new. In one set of CD notes … Continue reading

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Rock Around the Clock

  Translated into Cree by Dolores Sand and Gloria Chocan Recorded on Dolores’s 2004 “Classics in Cree” CD. To order email Dolores at dsand@muskeglake.com. pēyak nīso nisto tipahikan nikotwāsik, tēpakohp, ayinānēw tipahikan mitātaht, pēyakosāp, nīsosāp tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw hāw wawēyi pē-wīcēwin ka-mōcikihtānaw … Continue reading

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