Category Archives: Songs in Cree

Songs in Cree come in many varieties, from traditional round dance or powwow songs, to nursery rhymes for kids. For Christmas Carols, be sure to search the category “Christmas”

9. kīspin kisakihin (Heel and Toe Polka)

kîspin kisâkihin (tune: Heel and Toe Polka) ôma nikamowinis kâ-pâhpihk ohci. nâpêsis ê-wâpamit iskwêsisa ê-ocêmât. this (is a) little song for laughter a boy is seen kissing a girl kîspin kisâkihin sêmak pê-ocêmin; kîspin kipakwâsin sêmâk ka-nakasin. if you love … Continue reading

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Classics in Cree – Dolores Sand (y-dialect)

“Rock Around the Clock” is just one of the nine Classics in Cree Dolores recorded to CD in 2004 as a tool to get people to sing – and laugh – in Cree. Her translation of “All Shook Up” from the same CD … Continue reading

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1. nipīkinipayin (I Fall to Pieces)

nipīkinipayin tahtwāw kā-wāpamitān nipīkinipayin moy ka-kī-mosci-otōtēmitoyāk tāpiskōc ēkāy wihkāc ē-kī-ocētoyāk ta-wanikiskisiyān kā-kī-kiskēyihtoyāk nikākocīn, nikākocin māka moy cēskwa kā-pimohtēyan kēyāpic nipīkinipayin nipīkinipayin tahtwāw awiyak kā-wīhisk nipīkinipayin ēkosi nisaskitēpayin kiwihtamawin kotak nika-sākihik ka-sākihit tāpiskōc kākī-sākihiyan kā-pimohtēyan kāwi nipīkinipayin kā-pimohtēyan kāwi nipīkinipayin A Patsy … Continue reading

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Dolores Sand

Dolores Sand’s favourite kind of teaching tools involve singing – and laughing – along. She also likes to use the familiar (like a good classic love song) as a foundation for learning something new. In one set of CD notes … Continue reading

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Rock Around the Clock

  Translated into Cree by Dolores Sand and Gloria Chocan Recorded on Dolores’s 2004 “Classics in Cree” CD. To order email Dolores at dsand@muskeglake.com. pēyak nīso nisto tipahikan nikotwāsik, tēpakohp, ayinānēw tipahikan mitātaht, pēyakosāp, nīsosāp tipahikan kapētipisk ka-nah-nīmihitonaw hāw wawēyi pē-wīcēwin ka-mōcikihtānaw … Continue reading

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kîspin kisâkihin / If you love me…

“If you love me, come kiss me right away!” A big smooch to Arok Wolvengrey for posting the text of this well-loved classic on Facebook – with line-by-line translation. I know that it’s cute and people always laugh, but with Arok’s translation, I … Continue reading

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kahkiyaw êkwa! Earth Day Song – Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

Sung to the tune of “Guantanamera”: Happy Earth Day from Solomon Ratt. kahkiyaw êkwa! Everybody now! (Click here to sing along!) kanawâpahta, kanawâpahta! kanawâpahta, kanawâpahta! miyonâkwa kitaskînaw, kwayask miyonâkwa kitaskînaw, mah-miyonâkwan, mah-miyonâkwa. Look at it, look at it! Look at … Continue reading

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Bannock Boogie! Come eat bannock!

A great shot of energy from Art Napoleon and friends – and a probable theme song for Winnipeg’s Althea “Got Bannock?” Guiboche, celebrating her First Anniversary serving bannock to the homeless on the cold streets of Winnipeg. Art’s dialect is … Continue reading

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Neil Young’s Pocahontas – via Art Napoleon, in Cree

And if that’s not cool enough, how about the fact that I found this link on David Suzuki’s Facebook page? miywâsin! Wonder who’s going to volunter to transcribe it now in SRO! Neil Young – Pocahontas Lyrics Aurora borealis The … Continue reading

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tânisi Song: Brian MacDonald

  In this favourite kids’ song by Brian MacDonald, every line is repeated as an echo, except the bridge, which is sung entirely in Cree. It’s fun to place somebody outside the door, and have them knock. Have somebody answer … Continue reading

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