Does Anyone Know the Song, "A Little Papoose is an Indian Baby"?

Jennifer wrote asking for help with the lyrics to a childhood song.  Here’s her email:

I am a preschool teacher and every year I sing part of a song that I remember from childhood. I know only one verse and would LOVE to know if there is more. Thank You!

         A little papoose is an Indian baby- aye, aye, aye, aye, aye
         He rides on the back of an Indian lady- aye, aye, aye, aye, aye
         She’s not afraid that she might loose him- aye, aye, aye, aye, aye
         Cause he’s tied to her back with strips of buck skin- aye, aye, aye, aye, aye

AYE being pronounced as ‘I’

Thanks,
Jennifer

If anyone can help with this song, please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Does Anyone Know the Song, "A Little Papoose is an Indian Baby"?”

  1. Jennifer Forte Says:

    Sounds like this but spelling is off I am sure !

    aye onee onee ki aye onee
    Aye onee onee ki aye onee
    Aye aye aye Ickay Aye ky a mos
    Aye aye aye Ickay Aye ky a mos
    Aaaoooh Aaaooh aaaooh née Cochee

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