Brewer & Shipley — Witchi-Tai-To
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Released: 1969
Length: 6:48
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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....
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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.
Love this. Great fun and very spirited. Love the jangling guitars.
As one who is fighting cancer this song is truly inspiring.
Indeed a beautiful and blessed thing to be alive.

Go in peace and share your love - we only go around once. 
 owchita wrote:
Never heard this (or them) before. Lovely.

 
I'm convinced that if you listen to RP long enough, you will hear every song ever recorded at least once.

As far as I'm concerned, Bill can play this one as much as he likes.
 Proclivities wrote:
The "Best" of Brewer & Shipley?  I'd have to keep that next to the "Best of Mouth & MacNeal" or "Jigsaw's Greatest Hits".  I guess I've heard worse, but this is generously unpleasant, in a almost amusing way.
vw

 
"generously unpleasant"....  {#Roflol}

I don't agree with you but I love the phrase. 

As I'm listening to this I'm finishing up Joan Didion's "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" (have never read it before) and the song fits the drug-filled innocent rebellion and escape of the essay's take on '67 San Francisco. The pic of the tripped-out Bug works too.  
Love this song!!!!