Home A - Z FAQ Art Prints Online Library Discussion Forum Muir Weather Maps About Search
Online Library: Title Author California Geology History Indians Muir Mountaineering Nature Management

Next: Reminiscences (Page 68)ContentsPrevious: Notes on dances: (Page 66)

Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960) by L. S. Freeland and Sylvia M. Broadbent


Texts: IV. Two Songs: Song of the drunken man, Gambling song (Page 67)

Texts: IV. Two Songs: Song of the drunken man, Gambling song (Page 67)
[click to enlarge]

IV. TWO SONGS

(West Central Dialect)

Song of the Drunken Man

My stepfather’s horse I’ve lost.

My wife I go to seek.

I don’t know where I’ll sing!

My stepfather’s horse I’ve lost.

Oh, I’ll go and sing in the Land of the Southerners.

I’ll follow my wife to the Land of the Southerners.

Gambling Song

Are you the one, can you guess me

When the northerner, the northern gives me up?

Are you the one, can you guess me

When the southerner, the southern gives me up?

This song is what I use to beat the southerners.

This song is what I use to beat the northerners.

They give me up if I sing this.

No one ever beats me if I sing this in a game.


Next: Reminiscences (Page 68)ContentsPrevious: Notes on dances: (Page 66)

Home A - Z FAQ Art Prints Online Library Discussion Forum Muir Weather Maps About Search
Online Library: Title Author California Geology History Indians Muir Mountaineering Nature Management

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/central_sierra_miwok_dictionary/page_67.html