Salish Song of Longing, A

DESCRIPTION: "Yah-nay ha-nay hay Yah-nay ha-nay Yah-hay ay hee-nay Ah-ah nay-hay. Ah-nay hay-hee-nay-yeh!..." Translation: "Far far away, Far far away, Oh far far away Oh there my heart doth lay...."
AUTHOR: unknown (English translation by Alan Mills)
EARLIEST DATE: 1912
KEYWORDS: Indians(Am.) separation nonballad foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Canada(West)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 4-5, "A Salish Song of Longing" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Colected by Marius Barbeau from an Indian delegation visiting Ottawa in 1912. its source was the Salish Indians of the Thompson River in British Columbia. (Salish is actually a language group of about twenty languages, used mostly by the natives of the Pacific Coast area.) The tune was used in the film "The Loon's Necklace." - RBW
File: FMB004

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