All I Want for Christmas is You: Tammy Lamouche (Northern y-dialect)

Thanks, Tammy, for allowing us to share your video and original translation into Cree, along with lyrics so others can sing along. Thanks as well to Solomon Ratt for editorial oversight. The song in English was written by Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. We’re omitting their original English lyrics to avoid copyright issues (from which translation is exempt).

The song may not be all we want for Christmas, but it’s a pretty nice gift! 😉

môya mistahi ninitawêyihtên pêyak piko anima
môya mîna mêkiwina
sîpâ minahikosihk
kiya piko nimanêsin
mwâc wîhkâc kakiskêyihtên mîyin akâwâcikan
kiya piko kihci-kîsikâki

môya mistahi ninitawêyihtên pêyak piko anima,
êkwa môya mîna mêkiwina
sîpâ minahikosihk
môya nitakotâw asikan
êkota kotawânihk
môya, kisêyiniw kanahêyihtamihik
mêtawakan mantowi-kisikâki

kiya piko nimanêsin
mwâc wîhkac ka-kiskêyihtên mîyin akâwâcikan
kiya piko kihci-kîsikâkihk

môya mistahi ninitawêyihtên
môya ahpô kôna ninitawêyimâw nitâhkami-pa-pêhon ôta
sîpâ ocêhtowinahtikohk

mwâc nika-masinahamawâw kisêyiniw kîwêtinohk
môya nika-koskopayin
kika-pêtawâwak wâpitiyak

kinitawêyimitan anohc sôhki ta-miciminîyan
kîkwây ayîwâk
oh, kiyamâ piko kihci-kîsikâki

waskocênikansa kihkâyâsawêwa
mihcêt awâsisak
mistahi pahpiwak

kahkiyaw nikamowak nitohta, sêwêyâkanak kisêyiniw pêtamawin ana
kâ-nitawêyimak
tâpwê sêmâk pêsow ana nîcimos

môya mistahi ninitawêyihtên têpiyahk ninitawêyihtên nîcimos ka-wâpamak ka-nîpawit wayawîtimihk

kiya piko nimanêsin mwâc wîhkac ka-kiskêyihtên mîyin akâwâcikan
nîcimos kiya piko kihci-kîsikâki

kiya piko kihci-kîsikâki nîcimos

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