nadu nadudu lyrics – fiona blackburn

nadu nadudu, nadu nadudu…
sleep now, my darling, sleep.
sleep now on my breast.
this is what you are dreaming:
“hold me, nurse me and love me
that i may grow strong and be a great man.
then, like my fathers,
go to the streams for fishing.
to hanmas, to catch the spring salmon.
i will fish at the echo cliff
and find gifts for the thunder woman.”
sleep now, my darling, sleep.
darling baby boy.
dream well while i hold you safe.
nadu nadudu.
“when i become a hunter,
i will go to the mountains.
there, where my grandfathers went.
i will go and set my bear traps.
i will find food for my people.
no one of you shall be hungry.”
nadu nadudu, nadu nadudu…
dream well while i hold you safe.
nadu nadudu.

/ fiona blackburn lyrics