Don't Cry

from by John-Carlos Perea



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)
Waċí wiċáša
-- (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



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John-Carlos Perea San Francisco, California

Electric bassist, Native American flutist, vocalist, and composer. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

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