TWO OLD LADIES PART ONE
There were stories about a famine
when there was no meat an’ salmon.
People were in search of the caribou herd
but sometimes they only ate a small bird.
Their stomachs were hollow
when there was no caribou to follow.
The cold weather was tough
and food was not enough.
Everyone was getting weak
and their situation was bleak.
The snow was knee deep
and everyone started to weep.
The whole tribe was hurtin’
’cause death was certain.
Kids were always fed first
they drank broth for their thirst.
When they had caribou meat
elders were always the last to eat.
They were completely out of food
and they had to do something rude.
Food was getting really low
there were no caribou tracks on the snow.
The tribe left two old ladies behind
which they thought the wolves would find.
It was difficult to say goodbye
and let the two old ladies die.
Soon they would all be gone
If they did not continue on.
The cold did the two old ladies no harm,
they had a fire to keep them warm.
They weren’ t left with a lot
but a rabbit they soon caught.
The two old ladies never gave up hope
because they knew how to cope.