By Ruth Margaret Muskrat
Come roam the wild hills, my Cherokee Rose,
Come roam the wild hills with me.
We'll follow the path where the Spavinaw flows,
Dashing wild on its way to the sea,
On its wearisome way to the sea.
We'll chase the fleet deer from its lair in the woods;
We'll follow the wolf to his den.
When the sun hides his face, we'll rest in the woods,
Hid away from the worry of men,
Hid away from the bother of men.
And then we'll go home, my Cherokee Rose,
Where the Senacas live in the heart of the hills
We'll go home to the Coyauga hills,
To the sheltering Coyauga hills.
Spavinaw Creek, located in
 Refers to a
group of Senecas who were removed from
 Cowskin Creek flows through
Cowskin Prairie in
 Plant that grows in the region.
 Could refer to The Cayuga Nation of New York, who like the Senecas were part of the Six Iroquois Tribe of Nations; or could simply mean the Seneca man in the poem renames the Oklahoma land "Coyauga Hills."