Scope and Content
Harry Jumper sings traditional Seminole songs. The recording was compiled by Frances Densmore under the auspices of the University of Florida.
00:00:00-00:00:01:30 Song number 1 is the song of the bird dance.
00:01:32-00:02:43 Song number 2 is a medicine song which is sung so that the baby will get well.
00:02:46-00:04:06 Song number 3 is a snake dance song.
00:04:09-00:05:14 Song number 4 is the song of the fish dance.
00:05:17-00:06:43 Song number 5 is the song of the buffalo dance which was one of the dances that was part of the green corn dance.
00:06:46-00:08:02 Song number 6 is the song of the alligator dance which is also one of the songs of the green corn dance.
00:08:05-00:08:56 Song number 7 is a medicine song for heart trouble. Harry Jumper sings the song but speaks at the conclusion.
00:08:59-00:10:24 Song number 8 is a pleasure song which has no dancing with it as it was done just for pleasure.
00:10:27-00:11:41 Song number 9 is a fire song sung before the men went hunting.
00:11:47-00:12:52 Song number 10 is a love song.
00:12:56-00:14:11 Song number 11 is a very old song and is a pleasure song like number 8.
00:14:14-00:15:21 Number 12 is a lullaby to put the children to sleep and it closes the series of songs.
00:15:25-00:21:04 Harry Jumper tells a rabbit story in the Seminole language.
- April 20, 1954
- University of Florida. (Organization)
Language of Materials
0.01 Linear feet (Reel audio recording, 7 1/2 ips, Mono. Duration: 00:21:04)
- Seminole Songs
- Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury
- August 2004
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
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