This song is often referred to as Ave Maria because those are the words in the refrain; however, the English title is Immaculate Mary. Like the text of God Save The Queen, this song celebrates Mary, the Mother of God. This same tune can be heard at St. Anne’s Day celebrations in the song Good Ol’ St. Anne in which the text focuses on St. Anne, the Grandmother of Christ.
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Kulein. Unknown S. T-039. Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University.
1. Wekaqelmulek Kkijjinen Ma’li
Ukjit ktininiktuk Se’sus elnua’sit
2. Wekaqelmulek etli mittukwalsip
Ewo’matioq Se’nt Elisapet
1. We kiss you, our Mother, Mary
Because from your body Jesus became Indian
2. We kiss you, you were visiting
You are related to Saint Elizabeth
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