Brewer & Shipley — Witchi-Tai-To
Album: Weeds
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Released: 1969
Length: 6:49
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What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

Singin' what a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Ah....Ah....

[Begin Singing Round]
What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead
[End Singing Round]

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Ah....Ah....Ah....

What a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

Singin' what a spirit spring is bringing round my head
Makes me feel glad that I'm not dead

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Witchi Tai Tai, kimarah
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Whoa Ron-nee Ka
Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah

Ah....Ah....Ah....
Comments (234)add comment
Man, you've got that right (i.e. strange area)!  Went to Centralia, MO one time and I kept expecting Rod Serling to step out and announce I'd entered the Twilight Zone.

idiot_wind wrote:
Ah...the band from NW Missouri. The town  of Tarkio, MO.    Strange area...
 

 Proclivities wrote:
 haresfur wrote:

"Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah" is a pretty negative message.

But it's catchy and you can dance to it => 6 


This album also contained a horrendous cover of "All Along The Watchtower".  Caution: You have been warned.
 
How would you translate it?
10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and More! ... The Bloody Red Baron was rollin’ up the score!
Ah...the band from NW Missouri. The town  of Tarkio, MO.    Strange area...
 haresfur wrote:

"Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah" is a pretty negative message.

But it's catchy and you can dance to it => 6 


This album also contained a horrendous cover of "All Along The Watchtower".  Caution: You have been warned.
These guys were a great duo "back in the day" and they still sound great. Love that acoustic sound. Long live the vocal round!
Awesome... Bought a backpack from Mr. Shipley when I was a freshman at University of Missouri at Rolla, where he still lives. Groovy!
Holy Sweet Jane Batman...

"Hey-ney, hey-ney, no-wah" is a pretty negative message.

But it's catchy and you can dance to it => 6


This kind of obscurity is the biggest reason I enjoy RP. 
 Proclivities wrote:

"Sweet Jane" has a different chord progression.  It is from the same year, though, but somehow I don't imagine Lou Reed would have ever listened to this, or at least not for very long.

 

Jim Pepper - Witchi Tia To is muccccchh bettter
...to have heard this written and sung by Buddy Holly.
Ah....the band from northwest Missouri. Near Tarkio,
Shades of Pat Boone singing 'Tutti Frutti'!
Seems to me that if one wanted to hear some Native American music they could find a better source than Brewer & Shipley(?).
As I recall this was a cover.  The first airplayed version  a more Indian flavor. Sorry, can't remember them
Ah, i have long loved this. someone recently played me some of the original native music this is derived from.
Never heared this before!!
nope, no, na-na
 kctomato wrote:
May I borrow your chord changes for "Sweet Jane"?

 
"Sweet Jane" has a different chord progression.  It is from the same year, though, but somehow I don't imagine Lou Reed would have ever listened to this, or at least not for very long.