Nika man clattawa Caliboo

A song I’ve found reference to in old newspapers and had sung to me by Duane Pasco. Pardon my awful singing.

Lyrics:

naika man yaka tlatwa kopa kalipoo

My husband has left for the Cariboo (i.e. the Cariboo Gold rush)

naika man yaka k’ilapai lolo inapoo

My husband came back with fleas

Read Dave Robertson’s thoughts on this song: https://chinookjargon.com/2021/12/18/1879-capt-jemmy-jones/

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