If you have expertise of singing/chanting of indigenous nations of the US, please contact me in this forum or via private message.
That's a pretty large area of peoples from Samoan to Seneca. Maybe a link might give some needed insight.
Sorry, I should have updated this. I've asked Alma Barroca to transfer ownership of the song to Lizzzard. Please do not make changes to the song.
The line was "hiya hiya hiya" x10. It's definitely an indigenous chant, but I wanted to know some details.
AB leans toward the meaning of the greeting.
I suspect it's double intent, recorded by indigenous, but it is played as the character enters a party.
The hiya part is only a few lines. The protagonist is extremely stressed out and disgusted at the end of the song, at which time the hiya chanting is repeated more dramatically. I wondered if it was a war chant, perhaps of the Lenape (Lenni-Lenape?), as this pertains to that same Manhattan song that you helped me with before.
If you're curious, here is the link. But I have already asked Lizzzard to take ownership. https://lyricstranslate.com/en/carly-simon-grandmothers-house-lyrics.html
Maybe the question I should have asked was, does anyone have the album liner notes?!
Hi ya! Hi ya! Hi ya! (greeting) BreezyDay, how are you?
(different pronounciation, not the same)
Cool, thanks. Lizzzard found the official lyrics and, as I said, I have asked for ownership of the transcription to go him.
Thanks for all your assistance! The Lakota song is a beautiful gem that I have added to my list of favorites and will add to my Non-Romantic / Family love collection.
Could you please mark this forum SOLVED.
Have a beautiful day.