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CADDO DANCE TRANSCRIPTS, SONGS, AND DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC
KahWinHut 4-8-2010

First off let me say that while I do have an undying interest in the dances and songs of the Caddo culture, I do not know all the words to the songs, and their meanings. I'm still learning all the names of the songs and thier placement within the tradition of dances. This does not reflect, however, the severe importance of the Caddo dances as they are almost the primary portrayal and explanation, short of the Caddo language itself, of the Caddo culture, it's history and people. Unfortunately it is very difficult to learn all these things when you are removed from the center of current Caddo activity that is Binger, OK. They currently host language and song instruction classes weekly or monthly at the tribal center there.

Click these bars to stop the music.

Transcriptions of the Caddo Turkey Dance

I am working on getting these transcriptions recorded with the correct pronunciation and phonetics displayed, but in the mean time here are the words. Right now these are not meant to sing from without the music because you might not know how to pronounce the words, but rather, to read for reference and sing along as you listen to the dances. The words are followed by the correct pronunciation.

Reference: Travis Threlkeld
Transcription:Chase Kahwinhut Earles
7-12-2011

Matched with 'Songs of the Caddo' CD
Turkey Dance: Song 1

Lead:
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\

Second:
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\

Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No
\hā hə nō \

Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No
\hā hə nō \

Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No
\hā hə nō \

Hay Huh No Uh
\hā hə nō ə\
Hay Huh No
\hā hə nō \


Repeat.

Turkey Dance: Song 2

Lead:
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Anay Ah Nitsi Wah
\ä kā hə nō ə yō ənā ä nitsē wä \
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Anay Ah Nitsi Wah Wah
\ä kā hə nō ə yō ənā ä nitsē wä wä \

Second:
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Anay Ah Nitsi Wah
\ä kā hə nō ə yō ənā ä nitsē wä \
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Anay Ah Nitsi Wah Wah
\ä kā hə nō ə yō ənā ä nitsē wä wä \
Yo Uh Kay Huh No
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Ah Kay Huh No
Ah Nitsi Wah Wah Yo Uh Kay Huh No
Ah Nitsi Wah Wah Uh Yo Anay Ah Nitsi Wah Wah
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Ah Kay Huh No
Ah Kay Huh No Uh Yo Ah Kay Huh No
Ah Nitsi Wah Wah Yo Uh Kay Huh No
Ah Nitsi Wah Wah Uh Yo Anay Ah Nitsi Wah Wah

Repeat.

Turkey Dance: Song 3

Lead:
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Yo Wah Hay Hay

Second:
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Kah No Wah Kah Nah Hay Ya
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Yo Wah Hay Hay
Kah No Wah Kah Nah Hay Ya

Repeat.

Turkey Dance: Song 4

Lead:
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay

Second:
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay

Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Away Uh-Nay
Yo Wah Hay Away Uh-Nay

Repeat.

More to come!!


Doris and Scott Tonemah


Doris and Scott Tonemah and Cecil Earles

Below I have included digitized versions of my Great Aunt Margaret "Sun-no" Doris Miller and Uncle General Scott Tonemah "Ko-aing-ghi's" (Grandson of Stumbling Bear) recordings on reel to reel they made in 1962 - 1967, and their transcripts of those recordings. Enjoy the music that is playing that is the initial dance in the tradition, the Turkey Dance, or feel free to download the other songs below.






Reel #1
:
Download Download the dance here (mp3 27Mgs)

June 10, 1962 - Dining Room C, Union Bldg, Norman, OK
4-6-2010 - Chase KahWinHut Cooper Earles digitized, stereo splitter, noise reduction, and amplification.

  1. Singers
    • Andrew Dunlap
    • Ralph Marrow
    • Jess & Viola Ahdunko
    • Melford & Wynona Williams
    • Houston & Christine Edmonds
    • Ruth Reeder
  2. Recording technicians:
    • Mrs. Doris M Tonemah on Stereo
    • Mr. Melford Williams on Monaural
  3. Production
    • Mr. Scott Tonemah
  4. Studio
    • Mr. Boyce Timmons
  5. Observers
    • Mr. Charles E Opekaum
    • Mr. Jess Reeder
    • Tweetie Reeder
  6. Songs
    • Turkey Dance Songs

March 30, 1967 - Onvia Miller's House
Frank Whitebead's comments interpreted by Irvin Whitebead

"The singers didn't have the beginning songs in the right order. The women when they dance in toward the singers [with a] fast shuffle step, they are supposed to move around, go to the right & then to the left & same way when they dance back, not the way we do now. He said Mrs. Otto Wells & Aunt Maude (Miller) Whitebead did it proper. When the woman get the men to dance, these songs are about the following:

One is about Cheyenne man making medicine & Caddo shooting at him.

Another song about Tonkawah & the Coyotes eating on him.

Another about the Osage.

Another about Ronkawah - Raven."

Reel #2: Download Download the dance here (mp3 43.8 Mgs)

June 10, 1962 - Dining Room C, Union Bldg, Norman, OK
4-9-2010 - Chase KahWinHut Cooper Earles digitized, stereo splitter, noise reduction, and amplification.
First 20 minutes include last part of Turkey dances & Osage dance songs.

  1. Singers
    • Andrew Dunlap
    • Ralph Marrow
    • Jess & Viola Ahdunko
    • Melford & Wynona Williams
    • Houston & Christine Edmonds
    • Ruth Reeder
  2. Recording technicians:
    • Mrs. Doris M Tonemah on Stereo
    • Mr. Melford Williams on Monaural
  3. Production
    • Mr. Scott Tonemah
  4. Studio
    • Mr. Boyce Timmons
  5. Observers
    • Mr. Charles E Apekaum
    • Mr. Jess Reeder
    • Tweetie Reeder
  6. Songs
    • Last part of Turkey Dance songs
    • Drum Dance Songs

March 30, 1967 - Onvia Miller's House
Frank Whitebead's comments interpreted by Irvin Whitebead

"Drum Dance Songs, 1st part, moving around the arena:

  1. Starting Song - Caddo
  2. Deleware Song
  3. Arapahoe Song
  4. Arapahoe Song
  5. Arapahoe Song
  6. Arapahoe Song
  7. Frank Whitebead Song - Caddo - Words Mean: There she went back home or to heaven (Nut-tee) - a Caddo word from different band but means the same.
  8. Delaware & Arapahoe - not Caddo
  9. Delaware & Arapahoe - not Caddo
  10. Delaware & Arapahoe - not Caddo
  11. Caddo - suppose to have words but they are just singing melody.
  12. Frank Whiebead song (Caddo) also has words, but they are just singing melody.
  13. Arapahoe, has words, but we don't know the meaning anymore
  14. Arapahoe, has words, but we don't know the meaning anymore
  15. Arapahoe, has words, but we don't know the meaning anymore"

Reel #3: Download Download the dance here (mp3 43.9 Mgs)

June 10, 1962 - Dining Room C, Union Bldg, Norman, OK
4-9-2010 - Chase KahWinHut Cooper Earles digitized, stereo splitter, noise reduction, and amplification.

  1. Singers
    • Andrew Dunlap
    • Ralph Marrow
    • Jess & Viola Ahdunko
    • Melford & Wynona Williams
    • Houston & Christine Edmonds
    • Ruth Reeder
  2. Recording technicians:
    • Mrs. Doris M Tonemah on Stereo
    • Mr. Melford Williams on Monaural
  3. Production
    • Mr. Scott Tonemah
  4. Studio
    • Mr. Boyce Timmons
  5. Observers
    • Mr. Charles E Apekaum
    • Mr. Jess Reeder
    • Tweetie Reeder
  6. Songs
    • Ghost Dance
    • Caddo 49 - Follows Drum Dance

Ralph Marrow's interpretation of the last 5 songs of Ghost Dance:

  1. Harry Whitebead song (Ralph)
  2. Frank Whitebead song (Houston)
  3. Billy Beans song (Black gourd) (Ralph) Brother of Sadie's Father
  4. Billy Beans Song (Ralph)
  5. Caddo Jake's song (Ralph)

Bill Bean's wife was sister to John Toho.

March 30, 1967 - Onvia Miller's House
Frank Whitebead's comments interpreted by Irvin Whitebead

"Ghost Dance - not supposed to use drum. The first group of songs included Albert Stamp Song and Grover DeShinco. Last nine songs were

  1. Albert Stamp Song (sung by Houston) there supposed to be 3 more songs sung after this one in order.
  2. Lloyd Townwin's Grandfather's (Old Chief Touenin?) song (Brown)
  3. Lloyd Townwin's Grandfather's (Old Chief Touenin?) song (Brown)
  4. Don't know who's song this is (Houston)
  5. Harry Whitebead song (sung by Ralph M)
  6. Don't know this song (Houston)
  7. Billy Bean's songs words mean Black Gourd (sung by Ralph M.)
  8. Billy Bean's songs words mean Black Gourd (sung by Ralph M.)
  9. Billy Bean's songs words mean Black Gourd (sung by Ralph M.)

Caddo 49 - called straight songs. Dance in one place. Don' t move about arena. (Follows Drum Dance)

  1. Startign Song. Sung by Houston
  2. Right sequence. Sung by Houston
  3. Right sequence. Sung by Houston
  4. Right sequence. Sung by Houston
  5. Right sequence. Sung by Ralph
  6. Right sequence. Sung by Ralph. Should have been 26 more straight songs here.
  7. These are called Wash-shay-Nay-Kee songs. Stanley Edge & Whitebead songs.
  8. These are called Wash-shay-Nay-Kee songs. Stanley Edge & Whitebead songs.
  9. These are called Wash-shay-Nay-Kee songs. Stanley Edge & Whitebead songs."



Reel #4
: Download Download the dance here (mp3 28.5 Mgs)

June 10, 1962 - Dining Room C, Union Bldg, Norman, OK
4-9-2010 - Chase KahWinHut Cooper Earles digitized, stereo splitter, noise reduction, and amplification.

  1. Singers
    • Andrew Dunlap
    • Ralph Marrow
    • Jess & Viola Ahdunko
    • Melford & Wynona Williams
    • Houston & Christine Edmonds
    • Ruth Reeder
  2. Recording technicians:
    • Mrs. Doris M Tonemah on Stereo
    • Mr. Melford Williams on Monaural
  3. Production
    • Mr. Scott Tonemah
  4. Studio
    • Mr. Boyce Timmons
  5. Observers
    • Mr. Charles E Apekaum
    • Mr. Jess Reeder
    • Tweetie Reeder
  6. Songs
    • Caddo Men's Dance - War Dance
    • Women's Dance - Fish Dance
    • Women's Dance fast & straight

Frank Whitebead's comments interpreted by Irvin Whitebead:

"War Dance-

  1. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance. Most of war dances were slow & straight dance. Not fast like the Plains tribes.
  2. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.
  3. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.
  4. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.
  5. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.
  6. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.
  7. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.
  8. Caddo, Kickapoo & Shawnee songs for war dance.

Woman Dance Songs

  1. Stanley Edge brought these songs from the Shawnee & Kickapoo. Caddo's called them Woman's dance. Shawnee & Kickapoo called then Fish Dance.
  2. Woman's FishDance
  3. Woman's FishDance
  4. Woman's FishDance
  5. Andy Dunlap singing. Man & Woman dance togeether, they are Shawnee & Kickapoo songs, 1, 2, 3, 4
    1,2,3

 

Reel #5: Download Download the dance here (mp3 14.9 Mgs)

June 10, 1962 - Dining Room C, Union Bldg, Norman, OK
4-9-2010 - Chase KahWinHut Cooper Earles digitized, stereo splitter, noise reduction, and amplification.

  1. Singers
    • Andrew Dunlap
    • Ralph Marrow
    • Jess & Viola Ahdunko
    • Melford & Wynona Williams
    • Houston & Christine Edmonds
    • Ruth Reeder
  2. Recording technicians:
    • Mrs. Doris M Tonemah on Stereo
    • Mr. Melford Williams on Monaural
  3. Production
    • Mr. Scott Tonemah
  4. Studio
    • Mr. Boyce Timmons
  5. Observers
    • Mr. Charles E Apekaum
    • Mr. Jess Reeder
    • Tweetie Reeder
  6. Songs
    • Caddo Round Dance.

Frank Whitebead's comments interpreted by Irvin Whitebead 3-30-1967:

"Caddo Round Dance (Last part of drum dance)(fast)(follows 49) Last Part of Drum Dance

  1. O.K.
  2. O.K.
  3. O.K.
  4. O.K.
  5. O.K.
  6. O.K.
  7. O.K.
  8. O.K.
  9. O.K.
  10. O.K.
  11. Wichita Song

Reel #6: Download Download the dance here (mp3 14.9 Mgs)

June 10, 1962 - No hand written notes
4-9-2010 - Chase KahWinHut Cooper Earles digitized, stereo splitter, noise reduction, and amplification.

  1. Songs
    • Corn Dance - change partners
    • Morning Dance - only 2 songs
    • All the rest are Monring dance songs




1. Jack Taylor 2. Frank Sargent 3. Tay-win-nin (Toueinin?) 4. Louis Bedoka 5. Thomas Whistler 6. Isaac Shemayme 7. James Inkanish 8. Same Parton 9. Choctaw (Tom?) 10.Caddo George (Washington?) 11. Little Dutchmen 12. Pnjo Guy 13. Daw-tow 14. Kickapoo 15. Thomas Reynolds 16. Diamond Williams 17. John Inkanish 18. Lowrie Dunlap 19. Wild Horse 20.Kickapoo 21. Cheponey 22. White Eyes 23.Alice Inkanish Cousins 24. Mary Inkanish 25. Millie Edge 26. WhiteBread's Daughter 27. Sallie Sturm


Karl Schmitt Collection 1949 Caddo Dance Songs

From Patsy 6-2008 (Joyce has originals)
Disc One
Download here (zipped, 53.2 Mgs)

  1. Turkey Dance by H. Edwards (Houston Edmonds)
  2. Victory Dance
  3. Flag Song
  4. Round Dance
  5. Woman Dance Song
  6. Woman Dance Song by Bill Bedoka
  7. Pay Song
  8. Bean Dance
  9. Wine Dance
  10. Duck Dance
  11. Corn Dance
  12. Unknown
  13. Alligator Dance
  14. Bear Dance

Disc Two Download Here (zipped, 53 Mgs)

  1. Flag Song
  2. Unknown
  3. Unknown
  4. Unknown
  5. Unknown
  6. Stomp Dance by Iggy Tiger (Creek)
  7. Stomp Dance Blues style
  8. Four Corners Dance by Iggy Tiger
  9. Feather Dance by Iggy Tiger
  10. Morning Dance
  11. Coon Dance by Bill Bedoka

 

SoundChiefs Caddo Dance songs 1955

Go here to purchase the Caddo Dance Songs recorded by the SoundChiefs in 1955.

Catalog No: SC 300
Contents: 4 turkey dance songs, 4 duck dance songs, 4 green corn dance songs, 4 bell dance songs, 2 fish dance songs, 2 stirrup dance songs
Singers: Mr. and Mrs. Houston Edmonds, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Edmonds, Lowell Edmonds
Recorded at: Caddo Tribe: Anadarko, Oklahoma, March 26, 1955
Format: CD-R, Cassette (Soundclip)  

 

IFI Tape #10 Program No. 241 Caddo Pow Wow Club, February 26, 1946.

From Aunt Doris Tonemah. Transcript only. LOOKING FOR TAPES
MC: Kish-Kee-Kosh, Jake Kionute

  1. Singers
    • Stanely Edge
    • Ralph Marrow (Murrow)
    • Sam Weller
    • Houston Edmonds & wife
    • Charley Longhat
    • Wilbur Williams & wife
    • Belle Weller
    • Grace Akins
    • Henrey Weller
    • Madeline Hamilton
    • Prudence W. Edmonds
    • Roberta Kionute
    • Warren Weller "World Champion"
  2. Songs
    1. Caddo Victory Dance - Sam Weller
    2. Scalp Dance (drum dance?)
    3. Ghost Dance - Stanley Edge
    4. Ghost Dance - Stanley Edge
    5. Turkey Dance - StanleyEdge
    6. Turkey Dance - StanleyEdge
    7. Osage Dance - Stanley Edge
    8. Caddo Womens Dance - Stanley Edge
    9. Caddo Corn Dance - Sam Weller
    10. Bell Dance - Stanley Edge
    11. Duck Dance - Stanley Edge, Sam Weller
    12. Duck Dance - Stanley Edge, Sam Weller
    13. Stomp Dance - Jake
    14. Handgame - Stanley Edge
    15. Handgame - Stanley Edge
    16. Caddo Morning Dance - Stanley Edge
    17. Flag Song - Houston Edmonds
    18. Drum Dance - Stanley Edge
    19. Drum Dance - Stanley Edge

 

Caddo Legacy

There is another current and more complete reference to the Caddo songs and dances on a friend's site: Please click here to visit Phil Cross's "Caddo Legacy" website song section and explanations.

Caddo Legacy

Phil Cross's site www.CaddoLegacy.com is about Caddo Bows and Arrows, Grass Thatched Houses, Caddo Dugout Canoe, Caddo Pottery by Jeri Redcorn, and Caddo Songs and Dances.

Caddo Lullaby

Download Here: (Mp3, 1.5 Mgs)

Mary Littlebear Inkanish is singing this lullaby.
She was married to James Inkanish --the family that lived in Colony, Ok. She was Cheyenne. People get her confused with the other Inkanish family. Clark Inkanish is their son. This was recored in 1952. Words:

Ma ma ma ma ma ma
(repeated 8 times)

Hai iki he, hai iki he
(go to sleep, go to sleep)

Gai yo ti si, gai yo ti si
(My baby, my baby)

Hai iki he, hai iki he
(go to sleep, go to sleep)

Ma ma ma ma ma ma
(repeated 5 times)

Hai iki he, hai iki he
(go to sleep, go to sleep)

Gai yo ti si, gai yo ti si
(My baby, my baby)

Hai iki he, Ma ma Ma ma
(go to sleep, go to sleep)





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