Journal of the Southwest
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volume 35, number 3, Autumn 1993


The Journal of the
Southwest


Contents Volume 35, Number 3, Autumn 1993

edited by
Joseph Carlton Wilder

University of Arizona Press
The Southwest Center
Tucson

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The Elder's Truth: A Yaqui Sermon (continued)

Ai who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is enchanted over there in the enchanted water sounding?

Over there, from the flower covered dawn
I am sounding.
Here over the enchanted water I am floating,
brown, in the enchanted water sounding.
Who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is enchanted over there in the enchanted water sounding? 610

Ai who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is enchanted over there in the enchanted water sounding?

Ai who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is enchanted over there in the enchanted water sounding?

Over there, from the flower covered dawn
I am sounding.
Here over the enchanted water I am floating,
brown, in the enchanted water sounding.
Who is over there in the enchanted water sounding?
Who is enchanted over there in the enchanted water sounding? 620

You see, like this, it says, fathers,
the one you wanted to know
the gourd, the water drum sticks.
It also sings for itself like this, fathers.
Like this you will know it, young men.
Like this knowing it,
you will question yourselves on it.
Like this says the water drum stick.
The gourd also sings for itself also.
Like this the elders have sung it. _______________630
Like this you will know it, young men.
Like this it stayed in your hands.
Again, also, after it, also, toward here the other, also . . .

Song 7

aiii

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness,
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Aa green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness,
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters, __________________640
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Over there on the flower covered ____________650
sitepolo's cool branch,
as I was standing,
Green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Ai green coolness,
green coolness
is red, crawling.
Green coolness, __________________________660
green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Over there on the flower covered
sitepolo's cool branch,
as I was standing,
Green coolness
is red, crawling.
From the enchanted waters,
enchanted green coolness
is red, crawling.

Now it is singing in the enchanted world.
That is what the animal is listening to
as he is walking about somewhere over there,
as he is walking about in the wilderness.
Also he wants to go out to visit toward the enchanted water,
also this is the way he heard it.
Like this you will know it, fathers, ______________670
like this it stayed in your hands.

FM:

Yes.

MM:

This is the kanaria.
Like this it begins.
Like this it ends.
The tampaleo and the harpist answer each other with this
talk.
They will answer with this talk,
the people of San Luis.
the one who dances deer.
This answers the tampaleo's
and the harpist's talk. Like this talk answers. _____680
Truly they do not leave each other behind.
Like this you will also know it, young men.
Like this it stayed in your hands.

FM:

Yes.

MM:

This is the two or three truths.

FM:

Yes.

MM:

In the very beginning, in God's hands, Our Mother,
later it stayed in your hands.
Bless you strongly, fathers.

Audience:

Yes, yes, . . .

[Trudie Narum steps out of the audience and approaches the deer singers.]

FM:

This mother is walking up here. _______________690
She wants to bless you.
She is from another nation.
She wants to donate something to you.

MM:

Yes, that's really good.

It is in her hands . . .

[She blesses the deer singers with corn pollen while saying something in the Jemez Pueblo language.]

Yes, bless you strongly.

FM:

He said, "thank you."

Now is ah . . .

MM:

Yes.

FM:

Now what goes next? _____________________700

MM:

Well, we will sing a little more
of what they want,
maybe even three parts.

FM:

Three?

MM:

Because it finishes there,
well...
the alavansas
finished there.
That which was started, the kanaria.

FM:

Yes. ___________________________________710

MM:

Here

we will shorten it.
That which goes after it,
the two or three . . .

FM:

He is going to sing three deer songs and the deer will go out.

And then the deer will go?

MM:

Yes,
when we finish these three.

FM:

Yes.

 

Song 8

aaaa ____________________________________720

This seems like an enchanted, enchanted day,
in the distant enchanted world
it left us, this enchanted, enchanted world.
This seems like an enchanted day,
in the distant enchanted, enchanted world
it left us, enchanted world.

This seems like an enchanted, enchanted day,
in the distant enchanted world
it left us, enchanted, enchanted world.
This seems like an enchanted day,
in the distant enchanted, enchanted world
it left us, enchanted world.

This seems like an enchanted, enchanted day,
in the distant enchanted world
it left us, enchanted world.
This seems like an enchanted day,
in the distant enchanted world
it left us, enchanted world.

Over here from the flower covered dawn,as it reached upward,
Here where the enchanted sun goes down,
it left us, enchanted, enchanted world.
This enchanted, enchanted world,
it left us, enchanted distant world,
it left us, enchanted world.

This seems like an enchanted, enchanted day, _____730
it left us in the enchanted distant world,
it left us, this enchanted, enchanted world.
This seems like an enchanted day,
it left us in the enchanted distant world,
it left us, enchanted world.

Over here from the flower covered dawn,
as it reached upward,
Here where the enchanted sun goes down,
it left us, enchanted enchanted world.
Enchanted world,
it left us, enchanted distant world
it left us enchanted world.

You see, like this, you will sing it, children,
the day
the hour
the alavansa.
Like this, also, you will know it.
This is the . . . _____________________________740
just the day.
Like now, how do you see it?
Where is the day?
After the morning?
The day,
the one who carries the light, the old father who is
sitting above us,
like this the sun calls.
Look where it is setting.
Look where it is setting there.
Going out from here, _______________________750
like that it says.
Halfway, as it is going,
it is turned down.
It is five o'clock,
or more,
at this hour he is speaking.
Three o'clock in the afternoon or
four o'clock in the afternoon, like this, talks.
Like this also you will know it.
Like this it will stay in your head, _____________760
and like this you will put it together in your head.
Like this, it says, young men, like this, also you will know it.
Like that it stayed in your hands.
Again, also, after it, also, like that
says again, also, one song.


Song 9

aiii

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn, _____________________770
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Over there on the flower covered
light blue earth I am walking.
Loving the enchanted cool turning of the sun,
I am walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn, _____________________780
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Ai little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

Over there in the flower covered
light blue clearing I am walking.
Loving the enchanted cool turning of the sun,
I am walking about in the grove.
Little fawn, little fawn,
walking about in the grove,
walking about in the grove.

You see, like this, also you will know it,
young men, who are also sitting here.
Like this it says. ___________________________790
This goes after it, all goes
one after the other, fathers,
young men.
Like this the songs follow themselves.
Like this you will know it.
You will work on it in the future.
Like this it stays in your hands.
Even though it is a lot,
but also in the future God himself will give you . . .
Just the talk,
will teach it to you in the future, fathers. _________800
Again, also, like this it says, also.

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