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Thread #102109   Message #2146895
Posted By: Relson
11-Sep-07 - 09:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Atacatanuba / Okkitokkiunga
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Atacatanuba? Girl Scout song?
We used to sing an Eskimo hunting song at various camps (Girl Scouts, Campfire etc.) in the 50's and 60's that went like this-this a phonetic spelling someone gave me years ago but I have never seen the song in print.

Atakata nuva, atakata nuva,
Eee missah dee missah cula misah dee

Atakata nuva, atakata nuva,
Eee missah dee missah cula misah dee

Ex ecula misah nuva, ex ecula missah nuva

Atakata nuva, atakata nuva, Eee missah dee missah cula missah dee

various gestures accompanied it as you repeated the song-paddling, looking etc.