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Songs, Dances, and Ceremonies THE GHOST DANCE SONG

(From Prof. Jas. Mooney's "The Ghost Dance Religion," 14th. Ann. Rep. Bur. Ethn. p. 977.) ANI'QU NE'CfiAWU'NAOT' Moderato. f:4L




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)1 i • ya • hu'h mi' • M Ani'qu ne'chawu'nani', Aui'qu ne'chaTvn'nani'; Awa'wa biquna'kaye'na, Awa'wa biqtlna'kaye'na; lyahu'h ni'bithi'ti, lyahu'h ni'bithi'ti. Translation Father, have pity on me. Father, have pity on me; I am crying for thirst, I am crying for thirst; All is gone — I have nothing to eat, All is gone — I have nothing to eat. This is the most pathetic of the Ghost-datice songs. It is sung to a plaintive tune, sometimes with tears rolliug down the cheeks of the dancers as the words would bring up thoughts of their present miser- able and dependent condition. It may be considered the ludiao para- phrase of the Lord's prayer. Also translated: Father have pity on me, My soul is ever hungry for thee; I am weeping, There is nothing here to satisfy me.