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Yub Nub

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The "Yub Nub" is a song from the Star Wars universe, specifically from the movie "Return of the Jedi." It's primarily known as the Ewok Celebration Song, performed by the Ewoks, the small, furry, bipedal creatures inhabiting the moon of Endor. The title "Yub Nub" roughly translates from Ewokese to English as "Freedom." The song is sung in celebration after the Rebels’ victory over the Galactic Empire in the film.

The song carries a traditional and tribal character, signifying the primitive nature and joy of the Ewok species. The melody and lyrics of "Yub Nub" were crafted by John Williams, the iconic composer of the Star Wars series. The fast-paced and rhythmic tune of the song perfectly captures the jubilant mood of the end scene in "Return of the Jedi."

However, it's important to note that "Yub Nub" was removed in the 1997 Special Edition of "Return of the Jedi." George Lucas replaced the original Ewok song with another composition, "victory Celebration," which embodies a broader, galaxy-wide jubilation, rather than focusing solely on the Ewoks. Despite this change, "Yub Nub" is still fondly remembered by fans and often regarded with nostalgia.

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