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Here’s an Acoustic Version of the Ewoks’ Celebration Song Because Okay Why Not

Allay loo ta nuv, man.

Were you one of the people who really missed the Ewok Celebration Song that played at the end of Return of the Jedi? If so, then what why really okay I guess? But also, this acoustic version created by musician Chris Nandor (aka Pudge) exists just for you. And anyone else who’s curious about acoustic Ewok music, I guess.

What I found interesting is that a lot of the Ewok words had intriguing religious parallels. For example: “yahwah” means power, and its pronunciation immediately reminded me of the word “Yahweh,” which is the proper name of God in the Bible. Also: “allay loo,” which means celebrate, sounds like the first three syllables of “hallelujah,” which is a word used to praise God. It’s likely I’m reaching a little far here, but given the fact that some of the Ewoks spoke Tagalog (the language of the Philippines), I wouldn’t put it past the writers to draw inspiration from other real world sources.

One thing’s for certain: Nandor can sing. He really pours his heart into the song, and lends a great raw feeling to the traditionally jovial celebration song. Props to him for his incredible talent and for his pronunciation skills. Yub nub, Pudge. Yub nub.

(via Comic Book Resources)

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