“Tenaouich' Tenaga, Ouich'ka”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1865 (Gagnon)
Keywords: death Indians(Am.) burial Quebec foreignlanguage
Found in: Canada(Que)

Description

Canadian French: A trapper is met by an Indian, who tells him that the comrade from whom he had earlier parted has died. The Indians have (buried/brought) the body. The recurrent word "Ouich'ka" seems to be an attempt to imitate Indian dialect

References

  1. Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 32-33, "Tenaouich' Tenaga, Ouich'ka" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FMB032