One Drop Of Blood

This song was sung on the Trail of Tears and still is a favorite among the Cherokee. The history of the author and music are unknown. It is a song of praise; not one syllable translates as "drop" or "blood."

ga do da tsv ya dv ne li tsi sa
What we will do for you Jesus
o ga tse li tsa gv wi yu hi
Our governor
o ga li ga li na hna quu ye no
(first word unknown)...there
tso gi lv wi s da ne di yi
Our works
Chorus
o ga tse li ga
Ours
tsa gv wi yu hi
You are governor (or ruler)
tsa tse li ga no
Yours
tsa gv wi yu hi
You are governor (or ruler)
o ga tse li ga
Ours
tsa gv wi yu hi
You are governor (or ruler)
tsa tse li ga no
Yours
tsa gv wi yu hi
You are governor (or ruler)
Repeat Chorus

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