Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song)


Written by Pura Fe, Soni, Jen. Saponi translation by Lawrence Dunmore.
Performed by Ulali: Pura Fe, Soni, Jen. Album: Music for the Native Americans
The lyrics are copyrighted.


Mahk jchi tahm buooi yahmpi gidi
Mahk jchi taum buooi kan spewa ebi
Mahmpi wah hoka yee monk
Tahond tani kiyee tiyee
Gee we-me eetiyee
Nanka yaht yamoonieah wajitse

English translation:

A hundred years have passed
Yet I hear the distant beat of my father's drums.
I hear his drums throughout the land.
His beat I feel within my heart.
The drum shall beat
so my heart shall beat.


And I shall live a hundred thousand years.

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