I learned this song from Dr. Barney Hoehner in the mid-1990s. I continue to sing it to honor his living legacy.
Oyáte kiŋháŋ ċéyapi-sni yelo hey
-- (People the cry-not)
Náŋĥċi ni (he) wáuwelo hey
-- ( As of yet I am alive)
-- (Dancer man)
Hey heya hey heya uwelo
-- (It is said, it is said, I am coming)
Paraphrase: Folks, don’t cry for me, I’m still alive and dancing. It is said I am coming.
Translation by Dirk Alphin
from Creation Story,
released March 4, 2014
Elliot Humberto Kavee: drum set
John-Carlos Perea: vocals, Native American flute