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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lyrics/Vocables to Songs I Use in Classes

These are phonetic.  If you did the song with me, and remember the tune, you can probably figure them out again.  Enjoy!

River Song
Brooke Medicine Eagle (Seneca)
(Straight Beat)
(Works with just rattles, no drum, too)

Wishi ta, do ya, do ya, do ya
Wishi ta, do ya, do ya, hay
(Repeat Verse)

Wash a, ta nay ya, hay ya, hay ya
Wash a, ta nay ya, hay ya hay
(Repeat Verse)

(Start over at the top)

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Crow Hop
(Straight Beat with a sideways rock to it)
(You can do this with the lead, or everyone just sings it all together once they get it)

LEAD - Way yo, way yo, way yo; way yo, way yo, way yo
ANSWER - Way yo, way yo, way yo; way yo, way yo , way yo

Way yo, way yo, way yo; way yo, way yo, way yo
Way ya, way ya, way hi yo BEAT
(Repeat Chorus)

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Call of the Sea Turtle
Roberto Borrero (Taino)
(Best with just rattles, no drum)
(Call/Lead and Response/Answer, Repeat each pair for total of 2 calls and 2 responses)

hi hey lay lay (call)
hi hey lay lay (response)

warico carey (call)
warico carey (response)

bo ma tome carey (call)
bo ma tome carey (response)

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Pine Nut Gathering Song
(Paiute)
(Straight Beat with a sideways rock to it)

Tuh-von-ga  boy, wah-nay
Tuh-ven-ah boy, wah-nie wah-no
wah-nie wah-nie wah-no
wuh-nah wah-nie wah-nie wah-no


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Caguana Song
(Robert Mucaro Borrero - Taino)
(fast straight beat)

LEAD - da can ah-boriah, a ta bey
da can ah-boriah, a ta bey

ANSWER - da can ah-boriah, a ta bey
da can ah-boriah, a ta bey

LEAD (deep voice) - boe ma tome, Atabey, boe ma tome
ANSWER - boe ma tome, Atabey, boe ma tome

LEAD - boe ma tome, Atabey, boe ma tome
ANSWER - boe ma tome, Atabey, boe ma tome