For the sake of a song

Yagarra Ye-yenenaya

CD 1, Track 15

TRACK 15 (Mar88-05-s03) Song 12: Yagarra Ye-yenenaya

                     
Sung text  Free translation 
yagarra ye-yenenaya  Yagarra! Ye-yenenaya 
ye-yeneyene kavemaye  Ye-yeneyene kavemaye 
yeneyene yenenaya  Yeneyene yenenaya 
yeneyene kavemaye  Yeneyene kavemaye 
yeneyene yenenaya  Yeneyene yenenaya 
yagarra nye -me -nüng  Yagarra! You have to do it 
nye-bindja-ng nya-mu-nganggung-djü  Sing for us both (you and me) right now 
ye-yeneyene yenenaya  Ye-yeneyene yenenaya 
yeneyene kavemaye  Yeneyene kavemaye 
yeneyene  Yeneyene 
ii  Ii 

This is another lerri ‘happy’ song, but unlike some of the others, here melodic section 2 includes some text in Batjamalh. Here the song-giving ghost is telling the songman that he has to sing the song for both of them.

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTIONS 1-2

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yagarra  ye  -yenenaya 
SW  SW  SW 

Yagarra! Ye-yenenaya

   
ye  -yeneyene  kavemaye 
SW  SW  SW 

Ye-yeneyene kavemaye

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yeneyene  yenenaya 
SW  SW 

Yeneyene yenenaya

   
yeneyene  kavemaye  
SW  SW 

Yeneyene kavemaye

Text phrase 3

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yeneyene  yenenaya 
SW  SW 

Yeneyene yenenaya

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 4

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yagarra  nye  -me  -nüng 
EXCL  2MIN.IR  do  PURP 

Yagarra! You have to do it

Text phrase 5

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
nye  -bindja  -ng  nya  -mu  -nganggung  -djü 
2MIN.IR  sing  SIM  2MIN.IR  sit IR  1/2.MIN.IO  CONT 

Sing for us both (you and me) right now

Text phrase 6

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
ye  -yeneyene  yenenaya 
SW  SW  SW 

Ye-yeneyene yenenaya

   
yeneyene  kavemaye  
SW  SW 

Yeneyene kavemaye

Text phrase 7

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yeneyene 
SW 

Yeneyene

Melodic section 3

Text phrase 8

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
ii 
SW 

ii

INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS 1-2

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled) [changes to rhythmic mode 5c at end of IS2]

VOCAL SECTION 3

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yagarra  ye  -yenenaya 
SW  SW  SW 

Yagarra! Ye-yenenaya

   
ye  -yeneyene  kavemaye 
SW  SW  SW 

Ye-yeneyene kavemaye

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yeneyene  yenenaya 
SW  SW 

Yeneyene yenenaya

   
yeneyene  kavemaye  
SW  SW 

Yeneyene kavemaye

Text phrase 3

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yeneyene  yenenaya 
SW  SW 

Yeneyene yenenaya

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 4

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yagarra  nye  -me  -nüng 
EXCL  2MIN.IR  do  PURP 

Yagarra! You have to do it

Text phrase 5

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
nye  -bindja  -ng  nya  -mu  -nganggung  -djü 
2MIN.IR  sing  SIM  2MIN.IR  sit IR  1/2.MIN.IO  CONT 

Sing for us both (you and me) right now

Text phrase 6

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
ye  -yeneyene  yenenaya 
SW  SW  SW 

Ye-yeneyene yenenaya

   
yeneyene  kavemaye  
SW  SW 

Yeneyene kavemaye

Text phrase 7

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yeneyene 
SW 

Ye-yeneyene

Melodic section 3

Text phrase 8

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
ii 
SW 

Ii

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 3

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

CODA

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

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