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 awa ē-sākihak
ninanamitēhēpayin, o, awīya!
kā-sakiniskēnit

tānisi nitamācihon
nikīsison māna kā-ocēmak
nimamihcihik awa nīcimos
nisākihāw, ninanamipayin
mm mm mm mm ye ye ye

moy māna nikī-pīkiskwān
pihcāyihk ninanamipayin
pēyak kīkway piko ihtakon
kā-ayāwak ana kā-sākihak
kā-sakiniskēnit

tānisi nitamācihon
nikīsison māna kā-ocēmak
nimamihcihik awa nīcimos
nisākihāw, ninanamipayin
mm mm mm mm ye ye ye
ninanamipayin

  • The Elvis classic, translated into Plains Cree by Dolores Sand and elders from Muskeg Lake, Saskatchewan. Recorded by Dolores Sand in 2004 as part of her Classics in Cree CD, shared here with permission.