For the sake of a song

Bangany-nyung Ngaya

TRACK 4 (Moy68-05-s05) Song 3: Bangany-nyung Ngaya

           
Sung text  Free translation 
bangany-nyung ngaya bangany-nyung nga-bindja-ya  For a song, ngaya, I’m singing in order to give you a song 
bangany-nyung ngaya bangany-nyung nga-bindja-ya  For a song, ngaya, I’m singing in order to give you a song 
yagarra nga-bindja-ng nga-mi yakerre ye di di  Yagarra! I’m singing, yakerre! Ye di di 
ii  Ii 
yagarra nga-bindja-ya nye nye nye  Yagarra! I sing ‘nye nye nye’ 
yagarra nga-bindja-ya (nye nye nye)  Yagarra! I sing (‘nye nye nye’) 

Apart from some inconsistency in the length of text phrase 6, and the use of an extended coda, this version is virtually identical to the version of song 3 presented on track 3.

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTIONS 1-2

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-2

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
bangany  -nyung  ngaya  bangany  -nyung  nga  -bindja  -ya 
song  DAT  SW  song  DAT  1MIN.S  sing  SW 

For a song, ngaya, I'm singing in order to give you a song

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 3

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yagarra  nga  -bindja  -ng  nga  -mi  yakerre  ye  di   di  
EXCL  1MIN.S  sing  SIM  1MIN.S  sit  EXCL  SW  SW  SW 

Yagarra! I'm singing, yakerre! Ye di di …

Melodic section 3

Text phrase 4

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
ii 
SW 

Ii

Text phrase 5

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yagarra  nga  -bindja  -ya  nye  nye  nye 
EXCL  1MIN.S  sing  SW  SW  SW  SW 

Yagarra! I sing ‘nye nye nye’

Text phrase 6

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

   
yagarra  nga  -bindja  -ya  nye  nye  nye 
EXCL  1MIN.S  sing  SW  SW  SW  SW 

Yagarra! I sing (‘nye nye nye’) [truncated in vocal section 2]

INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS 1-2

Rhythmic mode 5c (fast uneven quadruple)

CODA

Rhythmic mode 5c

yit ngayi ngayi yit ngowe …