Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: pretty little indian nappanee? / Napanee

Related thread:
Lyr Req: My Pretty Little Indian Napanee (25)


GUEST,Reyes25@aol.com 01 Jul 02 - 02:03 PM
MMario 01 Jul 02 - 02:06 PM
GUEST,Reyes25@aol.com 01 Jul 02 - 02:31 PM
MMario 01 Jul 02 - 02:33 PM
GUEST,Melanthe Alexian 06 Apr 12 - 01:17 AM
GUEST,Theresa 06 Nov 15 - 07:18 PM
GUEST,Theresa 06 Nov 15 - 07:39 PM
Rapparee 06 Nov 15 - 09:15 PM
GUEST 25 Jan 18 - 09:21 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Help! ISO little indian napanee (sp)
From: GUEST,Reyes25@aol.com
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:03 PM

My mother and grandmother sing this song, but I cannot find it anywhere and i am not even sure of the title. Can anyone help?

Your my pretty little indian nappanee(sp) wont you take a chance and marry me. your father is a chief tis my belief to a very merry wedding he'll agree. Tho your a dark little indian maid I'll sunburn to a darker shade. I'll wear feathers in my head, in my head. Paint my cheecks an indian red. if you'll only be my nappanee. (etc) any help appreciated! Jennifer King Reyes25@aol.com


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help! ISO little indian napanee (sp)
From: MMario
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:06 PM

Napinee

found at the Max Hunter collection


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help! ISO little indian napanee (sp)
From: GUEST,Reyes25@aol.com
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:31 PM

Thank you so much for such a fast response! you dont' know how grateful I am

jennifer


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help! ISO little indian napanee (sp)
From: MMario
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 02:33 PM

we aim to please!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: pretty little indian nappanee? / Napanee
From: GUEST,Melanthe Alexian
Date: 06 Apr 12 - 01:17 AM

My mom used to sing this and probably learned it from a cousin.

There's a verse missing from the link MMario sent. Here it is:

Soon enough his fast talk caught her,
soon he married the big chief's daughter,
happiest couple that you ever saw --
Soon papooses came in numbers
Redskin YELLS disturbed his slumbers
Now he wonders at his blunders
and.. the.. feathers.. droop.. upon.. his.. head

Too late now, but still he's wishing
that he hadn't gone a-fishing,
Never met that Indian maid and said:

Won't -- you -- be -- my
Pretty little Indian Nappannee
Won't you take a chance and marry me
Daddy your chief, 'tis my belief
To a very merry wedding would agree
True, you're a dark little Indian maid
But I'll soon turn to a darker shade
I'll wear feathers on my head
(woo-woo-woo-woo)
Paint my face an Indian red
If you'll only be
My Nappannee!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: pretty little indian nappanee? / Napanee
From: GUEST,Theresa
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 07:18 PM

My Grandma sang the same song to me. I was wondering where it came from. I remember almost all the words but missing parts of it. Thanks for sharing the lyrics.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: pretty little indian nappanee? / Napanee
From: GUEST,Theresa
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 07:39 PM

This is how I was taught this song by my Indian Grandma and Mom. I don't remember parts of it but here is what I remember.

Too late now but still he's wishing that he'd never gone a fishin or had met that Indian girl and said...
"You are my pretty little Indian nappanee won't you take a chance and marry me. Indian Chief is my belief to a big fair wedding till he'll agree. It's true you're dark little Indian Maid but I'll sun tan to a darker shade. Wear big feathers on my head, paint my cheeks an Indian red if you would only be my little Nappanee.
Soon he caught her soon he married the big chief's daughter. Happest couple that had every wed. (don't remember this part, something about love had faded...Just like any other squaw) Then papooses came in numbers (not sure about this part).....and the feathers dropped upon his head.   Too late now but still he's wishing that he'd never gone a fishin or had met that Indian girl and said....You are my pretty Little Indian nappanee... (etc...then it repeats over and over.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: pretty little indian nappanee? / Napanee
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 09:15 PM

Nappanee is, interestingly enough, a town in Indiana. It's heavily Amish.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: pretty little indian nappanee? / Napanee
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 09:21 AM

where is the tune?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 25 April 8:36 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.