I’m A Yak

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Genre: Children’s, World Music

Writer(s): Jenn Cleary, Dorje Dolma

Tempo: Mid-Tempo

Publisher: Jenn Cleary Music LLC

BPM: 158

Themes and Tags: positive messaging, encouraging, yaks, tibet, nepal, spiritual, reflective, himilayan animals, educational, mythical, honor

Mood: Reflective

Instrumentation: Female Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Hand Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Yak Bells, Background Vocals, Dolpo Damyen Lute

Sounds Like: A female yak 🙂

Key: F#

Length: 5:12

Year Released: 2022

I’m A Yak

by Jenn Cleary

© Jenn Cleary

i am a yak, I am big and strong
with a thick wooly coat to keep me warm
i climb the high mountains throughout the day
my long-curved horns keep predators away

I’m a yak
with my pack

my coat is black, grey, white or brown
my stomach breaks twigs and grasses down
it makes lots of cud then I chew and chew
when I swallow it up it glides on through

I’m a yak
with my pack

i reach my full size after 6 years old
then I scare off the wolves who are terribly bold
snow leopards try and go after me
but I fight on back until they stop and flee

I’m a yak
with my pack

our females make milk for yogurt and cheese
also known as chhurpi, if you please
my long hair is used for tents and ropes
while my undercoat is made into blankets and coats

I’m a yak
with my pack

my dung is used for cooking and for heat
without fuel to burn the people could not eat
the nomads here eat barley and buckwheat
it’s a hard life for them at fourteen thousand feet

I’m a yak
with my pack

i am very loyal and I carry heavy loads
but make me mad and I just might explode
cages are confining and not for me
we need to be up high and roam on free

we are yaks
with our packs

we can live for up to twenty years
grazing the tundra without a lot of fear
but our land has gotten warmer and is melting our snows
we hope we can survive, but who really knows

we are yaks
with our packs

some say we’re majestic or mystical
we’re even in stories that are mythical.
but as we walk off in to the mist and the clouds
remember us as animals, strong and proud

we are yaks
with our packs

we are yaks
with our packs

we are yaks
with our packs

we are yaks
don’t give us flack

we are yaks
with our packs

we are yaks
with our packs

we are yaks
with our packs


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