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Songs of the Tewa, by Herbert Joseph Spinden, [1933], at


Ready we stand in San Juan town,
Oh, our Corn Maidens and our Corn Youths!
Oh, our Corn Mothers and our Corn Fathers!

Now we bring you misty water
And throw it different ways,
To the north, the west, the south, the east
To heaven above and the drinking earth below!

Then likewise throw you misty water
Toward San Juan!
Oh, many that you are, pour water
Over our Corn Maidens’ ears!
On our Wheat Maidens
Thence throw you misty water,
All round about us here!

On Green Earth Woman's back
Now thrives our flesh and breath,
Now grows our strength of arm and leg,
Now takes form our children's food!

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