Tsimshian Song of Welcome to a Chief, A

DESCRIPTION: "Ee-ya-ho-ho ee-ya-heh-eh (x2), Ee-eh-yah-ha-ha-ha hee-yah-heh (x2), Ee-yah-ah-ah-ee-ya-heh! Soo-wa-deh-es Gi-da-ra-nit-zeh! (x2)...." "Now we hail or great chieftain! We hail, we hail our noble chief, We welcome him... From the people of Gidaranitzeh!"
AUTHOR: unknown (English translation by Alan Mills)
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: Indians(Am.) nonballad foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Canada(West)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 6-7, "A Tsimshian Song of Welcome to a Chief" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Collected in the 1920s by Marius Barbeau, this song is reported to have been used when a chief came in to join a potlatch ceremony. - RBW
File: FMB006

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