“Iroquois Lullaby (Ho, Ho, Watanay)”

Alternate titles: “Hey Hey Wataney”
Author: unknown (English translation by Alan Mills)
Earliest date: 1955
Keywords: Indians(Am) lullaby nonballad foreignlanguage
Found in: Canada(Queb)

Description

Iroquois: "Ho, ho, Watanay (x3), Ki-yo-ki-na, ki-yo-ki-na." Translation: "Sleep, sleep, little one (x3), Now go to sleep, now go to sleep."

References

  1. Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 2-3, "An Iroquois Lullabye" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FMB002