Stockbridge Mohican Song

 

(5:00) Voice, Shaker, 2 Contrabasses. Copyright Fee: Score. Music and Lyrics Copyright 2005, Brent Michael Davids.

 

Stockbridge Mohican Song was written especially for Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion for the show broadcast on July 2, 2005, from Tanglewood, MA, the original home of the Mohicans. On the PHC premiere, "Stockbridge Mohican Song" was performed by Inga Swearingen, Prudence Johnson, Guys All Star Shoe Band and the Edith Wharton String Quartet. The song is composed in the Mohican Language.

 

We are coming together / k'MUH-yuh-WE-h'now
 
We say thanks / o-NEE-oh-we KSEE-now
 
We see the old ones / NAH-wuh-hah-nuh kah-kuh-CHIGH-sock
 
We say thanks / o-NEE-oh-we KSEE-now
 
Today is a beautiful day / o-NAHH-kuh-MAOW NO-no
 
We say thanks / o-NEE-oh-we KSEE-now
 
Mohican Land / muh-HEE-kun-NEEw AHH-kee
 
We say thanks / o-NEE-oh-we KSEE-now