For the sake of a song

Naya Rradja Bangany Nye-ve

CD 1, Track 18

TRACK 18 (Mar88-05-s03) Song 13: Naya Rradja Bangany Nye-ve

               
Sung text  Free translation 
naya rradja bangany nye-ve  Naya rradja. You go for a song 
mayave rradja bangany nye-ve  Mayave rradja. You go for a song 
(three times) 
yene bangany nye-ve  Yene. You go for a song 
yenene didjeremu  Yenene didjeremu 
limarenye limarenye  Limarenye limarenye 
limarenye  Limarenye 
ii  Ii 

The main point of difference in Barrtjap’s performance of song 13, recorded by Marett in 1988, is his initial use of fast doubled beating, which later changes to the same uneven quadruple (rhythmic mode 5c) as used by Bandak and Wurrpen throughout their performances. Apart from this, Barrtjap’s performance is very similar to that of Bandak in both text and melody, as was pointed out in Songs, dreamings and ghosts (Marett, 2005, p 178, ex. 7.6). [66] Barrtjap also uses a slightly different form of didjeridu mouth sounds in the coda.

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTIONS 1-2

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-3

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
naya  rradja  bangany  nye  -ve 
SW  SW  song  2MIN.IR  go 

Naya rradja. You go for a song

   
mayave  rradja  bangany  nye  -ve 
SW  SW  song  2MIN.IR  go 

Mayave rradja. You go for a song

Text phrase 4

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
yene  bangany  nye  -ve 
SW  song  2MIN.IR  go 

Yene. You go for a song

   
yenene  didjeremu  
SW  SW 

Yenene didjeremu.

Text phrase 5

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
limarenye  limarenye  limarenye 
SW  SW  SW 

Limarenye limarenye limarenye.

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 6

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

   
ii 
SW 

ii

INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS 1-2

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)

VOCAL SECTIONS 3

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-2

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
naya  rradja  bangany  nye  -ve 
SW  SW  song  2MIN.IR  go 

Naya rradja. You go for a song

   
mayave  rradja  bangany  nye  -ve 
SW  SW  song  2MIN.IR  go 

Mayave rradja. You go for a song

Text phrase 4

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yene  bangany  nye  -ve 
SW  song  2MIN.IR  go 

Yene. You go for a song

   
yenene  didjeremu  
SW  SW 

Yenene didjeremu.

Text phrase 5

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
limarenye  limarenye  limarenye  limarenye 
SW  SW  SW  SW 

Limarenye limarenye limarenye limarenye.

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 6

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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