Live from Midway Lake, Saskatchewan, fresh from this very weekend’s Cree-focused immersion camping trip, Solomon Ratt teaches his companions his own version of “Row, Row, Row.” You might like to slow it down a bit to sing with kids, so they don’t capsize at the pâwistik! (Thanks to Christine Ravenis for sharing her video.)
pim-pim-pimiskā pimiskā osihk
mōcikan mōcikan īkāwītha kwatapī!!
ᐱᒼ ᐱᒼ ᐱᒥᐢᑳ ᐱᒥᐢᑳ ᐅᓯᕽ
ᒨᒋᑲᐣ ᒨᒋᑲᐣ ᐄᑳᐑᖬ ᑿᑕᐲ!!
Trans: Paddle along in a boat
It’s lots of fun, it’s lots of fun: Don’t tip over!
*For y-dialect, use êkâwiya instead of îkâwîtha.