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Thread #161078   Message #3824966
Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Dec-16 - 03:58 AM
Thread Name: Origins/ADD: Seneca Canoe Song
Subject: Origins: Seneca Canoe Song
The Seneca Canoe Song is one of those songs I've always heard about, but never heard. I found it on Pete Seeger's Folkways album titles Champlain Valley Songs, Folkways No. FH5210, 1960.

Here are the notes:

The lyrics are in the Rise Up Singing Songbook:


Kayowajineh, yo ho hey yo ho
Kayowajineh, Kayowajineh-eh
Kayowajineh yo ho hey
Kayowajineh Kayowajineh-eh

Pete Seeger tells his story of the song:

Album recording (Seeger's Circles & Seasons):
Anybody know anything else about this song or its background?