Tahltan Children's Songs

(Song titles open mp3s)

Edīda

(A call and answer song)

(teacher)   Koby edīda, Koby edīda,

(edōne)     Jāni ast’īn, jāni ast’īn.

(teacher)   Dūda ant’eh, dūda ant’eh,

(edōne)     Soga ast’eh, soga ast’eh.

 

(teacher)   Where is Koby, where is Koby?

(edōne)     Here I am, here I am.

(teacher)   How are you? How are you?

(edōne)     I am good, I am good.

 

Eschā

(Grandchildren Song, by Regina Louie)

Eschā ekūne henayētl, henayētl, henayētl

Eschā ekūne henayētl, tlāni hudeschā.

 

My grandchildren are growing up, growing up, growing up,

My grandchildren are growing up, I really love them.

Desbedi

Desbedi, desbedi, tlān desbet

Table, table, kuji yesāł

kedā ts̱en’ t’ē hosts̱edẕi,

Tadet’ē gah, łakedet’ē dih,

Łedih, łedih, tlān łedih!

 

Hungry, hungry, I'm really hungry.

Table, table, here I come.

Moose meat, I'm going to eat.

Three rabbits, two chicken.

Tasty, tasty, really tasty.

 

Gūhtsiye Ts’ōs̱nān

(Ten Spiders song)

łige, łakē, tāt’ē gūhtsiye,

łent’ē, łōla’ē, nāsłige gūhtsiye,

nāsłakē, nāstā’ē, nāsłent’ē gūhtsiye,

tsʼōs̱nān gūhtsiye

nehneghos!

 

One, two, three spiders,

four, five, six spiders,

seven, eight, nine spiders,

ten spiders

are tickling you!