This song is available on Colleen & Uncle Squaty's Movin' Party
Song, Chant, Call & Respose, Circle Game
Che che koo-lay.
Che che koo-fee sa.
Koo-fee san lan-ga.
Ka-ta chee lan-ga.
Koom a day hay
Koom a day hay. (echo)
Che Che Kooley means:
“If you're out in the ocean on your boat, return quickly, rain is coming”.
Dance movement means:
I have good thoughts in my head. I have cloths for my shoulders. I have food in my belly. I will dance for you.
Chant and echo while dancing. (8 counts per verse or action)
Che che kooley. (hands on your head)
Che che koo-fee sa. (hands on your shoulders)
Koo-fee sa lan-ga. (hands on your waist/ left side, then right)
Ka-ta chee lan-ga. (hand pat your opposite/raised knees/ left knee, then right)
Koom a day hay. (hands touch your opposite/raised toes/ left toe, then right)
Koom a day hay. (hands touch your opposite/raised heels, behind your back/left heel, then right)
Hey. (touch elbows to knees / squatting position) During instrumental part,
you may use the same dance movements as the vocal part.
Leader in middle of circle sings song,
Outside circle repeats song and actions.
Last verse: leader sits on floor, and blinds eyes. Outside circle statue freeze.
Leader gets up and looks for someone who is moving –
That person is the new leader in the middle.
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