Captain Hiyami of the Nomah has proven to be a fine musician. He often dances around the poop deck playing pipes or flute. Some of the crew believe Captain Hiyami can call the winds with his pan pipes, though the First Mate just laughed when I asked him about it. The captain invited me to dinner a few nights ago and he taught me a wonderful little children’s song. I’ve recorded it here for you: Isha Nawhei.
I’ve included musical notation, but I haven’t worked with it in a long time and so it might not be perfectly accurate. No matter. Sing it as you wish. He told me there have been many versions. Each tribe or clan would have its own melody and rhythm. Have fun!
Isha Nawhei, sandaren! Happy travels.
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