July 24, 2013

Nagawicka

July 24, 2013 Photo of the day: "Nagawicka"

Eight years ago, we had our wedding reception here at Seven Seas on the shores of Lake Nagawicka. It's a beautiful venue, but I didn't know that there is also a French song about Nagawicka, until our French friends came to visit us a few summers ago. Julia, then 3 years old, who proudly refers to me as her "American Auntie",  began singing the song with her papa each time that we passed the lake. How fun that there is a French song about a Native American (albeit a bit passé/non-pc) and a lake right here in Wisconsin!

Un petit Indien, un petit Indien
Nagawicka, Nagawicka
Chantait gaiement sur le chemin
Nagawicka, Nagawicka

Quand je serai grand, quand je serai grand
Nagawicka, Nagawicka
J'aurai un arc et un carquois
Nagawicka, Nagawicka

Avec mes flèches, avec mes flèches
Nagawicka, Nagawicka
Je chasserai le grand bison
Nagawicka, Nagawicka

Sur mon cheval, sur mon cheval
Nagawicka, Nagawicka
J'irai plus vite que le vent
Nagawicka, Nagawicka

Autour du feu, autour du feu
Nagawicka, Nagawicka
Je danserai toute la nuit
Nagawicka, Nagawicka

Un petit Indien, un petit Indien
Nagawicka, Nagawicka
Chantait gaiement sur le chemin
Nagawicka, Nagawicka

Un petit Indien
Nagawicka