Rodney Crowell: Till I Gain Control Again (translated by Solomon Ratt)

Till I Gain Control Again – Rodney Crowell, translated into y-dialect by Solomon Ratt

(Translation by Solomon)

tâpiskôc pîsim kâ-pahkisimot

kîhtwâm nika-pê-itohtân

tapika tahto kîkisêpâyâw

tâpitaw ta-wâh-wâsêskwahk.

konita kikî-kâh-kiyâskimitin

mâka kisâpwâpamin.

makîkway kakî-kâtamâtin

kiya nawac kinahâpin.

ôma mêskanaw ninîkânimihk,

wâkamona nika-patahên.

tapika ta-mâh-miciminiyan

isko âpahkawisiyâni.

tâpiskôc asawâpîwikamik

ta-kâh-kîwêtahowêyan,

kiyâm itê kâ-itâcihoyân

kâwi nika-pê-kîwân.

Nice job, Sol. Here’s a YouTube link to Blue Rodeo’s performance – I’m omitting English lyrics here to avoid copyright issues.

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