Bob Dylan: Forever Young, tr. Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Snow angels and life-long learning are way up there on the “forever young” list, so thanks to Cree student and outdoors enthusiast Shannon Dumba for working up this a capella performance of Sol’s translation to share with us – and encourage us all to read and sing along.
Shannon based her interpretation on Joan Baez’s arrangement – and also asks us to join her in in saluting her brother Kevin (only a little late) for his birthday.
Thanks, Shannon. You set a nice example!
(Sorry for not including English lyrics, but they are usually protected by aggressive copyright. Find English lyrics in the YouTube recordings.

tâpika manitow ka-sawêyimik
kipakosêyimowin ka-ispayin
tâpika kapê ka-wîcihiwân
ka-kîhcêkosîwinâhtikohkân
acâhkosihk isi
tâpika kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwintâpika kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin

tâpika kwayask ka-isi-ohpikin
ka-tâpowakêyihtên
ka-wâpahtên misiwê kâ-wâsêyâk
tâpika ka-sôhkitêhân,
kapê ka-sôhkâtisin.
tâpika kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin

tâpika kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
tâpika kapê ka-canawîn,
kapê ka-sôhkikâpawin
ispîhk kâ-kwêskiyôwêk.
tâpika kitêhk ka-miywêyihtên
kinikamona ka-nikamohk
êkwa tâpika kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin.
kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin
tâpika kâkikê ka-osk-âyiwin

ᑖᐱᑲ ᒪᓂᑐᐤ ᑲ ᓴᐍᔨᒥᐠ
ᑭᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᐏᐣ ᑲ ᐃᐢᐸᔨᐣ
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑲᐯ ᑲ ᐑᒋᐦᐃᐚᐣ
ᑲ ᑮᐦᒉᑯᓰᐏᓈᐦᑎᑯᐦᑳᐣ
ᐊᒑᐦᑯᓯᕽ ᐃᓯ
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ

ᑖᐱᑲ ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑿᔭᐢᐠ ᑲ ᐃᓯ ᐅᐦᐱᑭᐣ
ᑲ ᑖᐳᐘᑫᔨᐦᑌᐣ
ᑲ ᐚᐸᐦᑌᐣ ᒥᓯᐍ ᑳ ᐚᓭᔮᐠ
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑲ ᓲᐦᑭᑌᐦᐋᐣ,
ᑲᐯ ᑲ ᓲᐦᑳᑎᓯᐣ᙮
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ

ᑖᐱᑲ ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑲᐯ ᑲ ᒐᓇᐑᐣ,
ᑲᐯ ᑲ ᓲᐦᑭᑳᐸᐏᐣ
ᐃᐢᐲᕽ ᑳ ᑵᐢᑭᔫᐍᐠ᙮
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑭᑌᕽ ᑲ ᒥᔰᔨᐦᑌᐣ
ᑭᓂᑲᒧᓇ ᑲ ᓂᑲᒧᕽ
ᐁᑿ ᑖᐱᑲ ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ᙮
ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ
ᑖᐱᑲ ᑳᑭᑫ ᑲ ᐅᐢᑳᔨᐏᐣ

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