Amitola

 

This song is called “Amitola”.  It was recorded at the site of the Long Run Massacre of 1781, in which roughly 60 lives were taken, approximately 50 of which were Native Americans.  The song is intended to commemorate the lives lost in the massacre, by telling the story of Amitola, loosely based on the Long Run Massacre.  “Amitola” is a Native American female name that translates to “Rainbow”, which is significant to the lyrics, which are as follows:

Amitola

Could have shown ‘ya

all the colors

in Takoma

You remember

in December

all the ashes

burning embers

Well, they shot her

and her father

I saw them floating

in the water

All the fire

burning higher

village screaming

like a choire

Amitola

could have shown ‘ya

all the colors

in Takoma

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