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The "Ewok Celebration", commonly known as "Yub Nub", is the title of a 1983 song featured in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It was published by Bantha Music and is administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation.

The song appears in the final scene of the film during the celebration in the Ewok village. It was removed from the film in the Special Edition and replaced with a new piece by John Williams entitled "Victory Celebration".

The music was written by John Williams, the Ewokese lyrics were written by ILM sound designer Ben Burtt, and the English (Basic) lyrics were written by John Williams's son, Joseph Williams.

Ewok Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Yub nub, eee chop yub nub;
Ah toe mee toe pee chee keene;
G'noop dock fling oh ah.

Yah wah, eee chop yah wah;
Ah toe mee toe peechee keene;
G'noop dock fling oh ah.

Coatee cha tu yub nub;
Coatee cha tu yah wah;
Coatee cha tu glowah;
Allay loo ta nuv.

Glowah, eee chop glowah;
Ya glowah pee chu nee foom,
Ah toot dee awe goon daa.

*Coatee cha tu goo; (Yub nub!)
Coatee cha tu doo; (Yah wah!)
Coatee cha tu too; (Ya chaa!)
Allay loo ta nuv,
Allay loo ta nuv,
Allay loo ta nuv.

Glowah, eee chop glowah.
Ya glowah pee chu nee foom;
Ah toot dee awe goon daa.

* Coatee cha tu goo; (Yub nub!)
Coatee cha tu doo; (Yah wah!)
Coatee cha tu too; (Ya chaa!)
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.

English (Basic) Lyrics[1][edit | edit source]

Freedom, we got freedom;
And now that we can be free,
Come on and celebrate.

Power, we got power;
And now that we can be free,
It's time to celebrate.

Celebrate the freedom;
Celebrate the power;
Celebrate the glory;
Celebrate the love.

Glory, we found glory.
The power showed us the light,
And now we all live free.

*Celebrate the light; (Freedom!)
Celebrate the might; (Power!)
Celebrate the fight; (Glory!)
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.

Glory, we found glory.
The power showed us the light,
And now we all live free.

*Celebrate the light; (Freedom!)
Celebrate the might; (Power!)
Celebrate the fight; (Glory!)
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.
Celebrate the love.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The original 1983 CD/LP version of the soundtrack (as well as the 1993 Anthology Collection) utilizes a more subdued and alternate take of the theme which was different than the film version.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Leitmotifs and themes
Introduced in Episode IV
Leitmotifs:
Main Title (Luke) · Rebels · Princess Leia · Jawa · the Force (Ben Kenobi) · Tusken Raider · Death Star · dies irae · Imperials

Recurring themes/concert pieces/songs:
"Star Wars Main Title" · "Mad About Me" (Cantina Band) · "Dune Sea Special" {Cantina Band #2)
"Here They Come!/TIE Fighter Attack" · "The Final Battle" · "The Throne Room"

Introduced in Episode V
The Empire/Darth Vader · Droids · Walkers · "Han Solo and the Princess" (IV) · Yoda · Boba Fett I · Lando Calrissian
"May the Force Be with You" · "The Asteroid Field"
Introduced in Episode VI
Leitmotifs: Jabba · Funeral · "Parade of the Ewoks" · Luke and Leia (IV, IV) · The Emperor (Sith) · Trap

Concert pieces/songs: "Jabba the Hutt" · "Lapti Nek" · "Jedi Rocks"
"The Forest Battle" · "Ewok Celebration"/Yub Nub · "Victory Celebration" (VI)

Introduced in Holiday Special
"Light the Sky on Fire" · "Goodnight, But Not Goodbye" · "A Day to Celebrate"
Introduced in Droids and Ewoks
"In Trouble Again" · "Ewoks" · "Friends Together, Friends Forever"
Introduced in Dark Forces, Shadows of the Empire, and Rogue Squadron
Mystery (V) · Xizor's Theme · Dash's theme · Rogue Squadron theme
Introduced in Episode I
Leitmotifs: Droid march · "Duel of the Fates" · Qui-Gon · Jar Jar · Darth Maul · Anakin Skywalker (V) · Shmi

Recurring themes: "The Flag Parade" · "Escape from Naboo"
Diegetic pieces: "Symponik Nabooalla" ("Augie's Great Municipal Band") (VI)

Introduced in Episode II
Conspiracy (II) · "Across the Stars" (IV, IV) · "The Meadow Picnic" · "The Arena" (Republic) · Palpatine's machinations
Introduced in Episode III
General Grievous · Sith mystery · "Padmé's Ruminations" (III) · "Anakin's Betrayal" (I, II)
"Anakin's Dark Deeds" (V, II, III) · "Battle of the Heroes" · "Padmé's Destiny"
Introduced in Knights of the Old Republic I and II
Revan · Bastila Shan · Kreia · Sith Triumvirate (II) · Nar Shaddaa · Korriban
Introduced in Clone Wars and Republic Commando
Advanced Recon Commandoes · Vode An
Introduced in The Old Republic
Songs · The Commander · Valkorion
Introduced in Empire at War and The Force Unleashed
Zann Consortium theme · The Force Unleashed · Rahm Kota · Juno Eclipse · Redemption
Introduced in The Clone Wars and Rebels
Admiral Yularen (V) · Clones · Ahsoka Tano · Plo Koon · Padmé Amidala · Savage Opress · Mortis (IV) · Satine Kryze
Rebels (VI) · Ezra Bridger · The Grand Inquisitor · "Glory of the Empire" (V) · Maul · Thrawn
Introduced in Anthology Series
Galactic Empire · Jyn Erso & Hope Suite (Jyn Erso (IV) · Hope (IV)Guardians of the Whills · messenger (IV) · Rogue One (IV)
Secrets · Han Solo · Han and Qi'ra · "Empire Recruitment" · Enfys Nest
"Chicken in the Pot" · "Stormtrooper JP-054 Karaoke" · L3-37 (VI)
Introduced in Episode VII
Leitmotifs: Kylo Ren (V, V, VI, I, I, II, VII) · Rey (IV, V, VI, II, II, III, VII) · Poe Dameron
The Resistance · Tension motif (II) · Snoke · "Jedi Steps"

Concert pieces/songs: "Jabba Flow" · "Dobra Doompa" · "Adagio" · "Scherzo for X-Wings"

Introduced in Episode VIII
"The Rebellion Is Reborn" · Rose Tico · Desperation (VII) · Luke in exile
Introduced in Episode IX
"Anthem of Evil" (II, II, III, VI, VII, VIII) · Knights of Ren · "The Rise of Skywalker" (Victory motif (II, VII) · Friendship motif) · "Lido Hey"
Introduced in Jedi: Fallen Order
"Sugaan Essena" · Cal Kestis · Second Sister · Eno Cordova
Introduced in Battlefront II and Squadrons
Iden Versio's motif · Main Theme
Introduced in the LEGO Freemaker Adventures and the Holiday Special
Main Title/Freemakers' motif · Connection motif · "Joh Blastoh"
Introduced in Galaxy's Edge
Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite · Theme park music · "Tara's Theme" · "Pinteeka Dub" · "Age of Jedi"
Introduced in The Mandalorian
Din Djarin (main theme) · Grogu · Gideon · Bo-Katan Kryze · Boba Fett II
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Real-world music
Soundtracks
Saga:
I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII · VIII · IX
Original Soundtrack Anthology · Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Ultimate Soundtrack Edition · Ultimate Digital Collection
Spin-off films & TV:
Ewoks · The Clone Wars: film, Seasons 1–6, Season Seven (1–4, 5–8, 9–12) · Rebels: One, Two
Rogue One · Solo · The Mandalorian (Chapter 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9-12 · 13-16)
Video games:
Shadows of the Empire · Republic Commando · The Old Republic: Collector's Edition · YouTube playlist
Jedi: Fallen Order · Squadrons
Galaxy's Edge:
Oga's Cantina: R3X's Playlist 1
Composers
Brennan Anderson · Clint Bajakian · Stephen Barton · Peter Bernstein · Paul Dinletir · Michael Giacchino · Patrick Gleeson
Ludwig Göransson · Mark Griskey · Gordy Haab · Jesse Harlin · Jerry Hey · Chris Hülsbeck · Nick von Kaenel · Dean Kiner
Kevin Kiner · Sean Kiner · Frank Klepacki · Bear McCreary · Joel McNeely · Lin-Manuel Miranda · Danny Piccione
John Powell · Ryan Shore · Jeremy Soule · Joseph Trapanese · James L. Venable
John Williams · Joseph Williams
Performers
London Symphony Orchestra · London Voices
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra · Royal Scottish National Orchestra
New London Children's Choir · Seattle Sinfonia Orchestra
Los Angeles Master Chorale · Jefferson Starship · The Hu
Sheet music books
The Phantom Menace · Attack of the Clones · Revenge of the Sith
Music from the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition · Selections from Star Wars
Star Wars: A Musical Journey: Episodes I-VI · Star Wars Episodes I, II & III Instrumental Solos
Star Wars for Beginning Piano Solo · The Force Awakens · Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Music videos
"Lapti Nek" · The Duel of the Fates · A Hero Falls
Other
Bantha Music · Christmas in the Stars · Lapti Nek Dance Remix · Tusken Music · Headspace
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