Siana

Poet/Lyricist: 

Catherine Dalton

In the spirit of the mystics, Siana is a song of longing and spiritual “Oneness.” The lyrics and melody originally came to me during a difficult time in my life. The song speaks of a gentle, comforting, yet powerful presence that can be found in times of need. 

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing Media Price
HSP-206-01 Solo Voice
$3.00
HSPD-206-01
digital download
Solo Voice $3.00

Text:

Siana

Last night,
in the softly veiled world between dreams and life.
I found her waiting,
embracing arms held out to me.

She wrapped her arms around me,
took me straight up to the sky.
We were laughing, stars were dancing
like the joy in our eyes,

Siana, O Siana, O Siana Alana
Siana tubi la no.
Siana, O Siana O Siana Alana
bilano tana.

She said, “Meet me at the river,
just beyond the distant shore.”
She said “Meet me at the river
and we’ll dance once more.”

Siana, O Siana, O Siana Alana
Siana tubi la no.
Siana, O Siana O Siana Alana
bilano tana.

Now she’s with me every moment,
I can feel her in my soul.
Gently guiding, softly healing
as we dance forever more.

Siana, O Siana, O Siana Alana
Siana tubi la no.
Siana, O Siana O Siana Alana
bilano tana.

Program Notes: 

Siana can be sung a cappella or accompanied by hand drum. Improvised cello, violin or flute would also be a nice addition.
Performances

Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano (Aula, Salem International College, Germany and St. Paul)

Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano; Zafer Tawil, Oud; Tim O’Keefe, dumbek (St. Paul)

Patricia Reardon (Madison, WI)

Catherine Dalton (Minneapolis, MN)

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