Tom Dooley . . . Lenape Version of the song Tom Dooley, translated by Nora Thompson Dean about 1963. This song was very popular on the radio and television in the early 1960s. I used to sing it a little bit around the house and one day Nora said, \"If you’re going to sing that why don’t you sing it in Lenape?\" She had been listening to it and translated it, so of course I wrote it down. Here we are singing it together, unrehearsed. The first line is the literal translation of the Lenape, the second line in italics is the Kingston Trio's original version.