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Bandawarra-ngalgin

TRACK 9 (Mar86-04-s04) Song 2: Bandawarra-ngalgin

   
Sung text   Free Translation  
bandawarra-ngalgin ka-djen-menengala-viyitj nya-mu-nganggungbandawarra-ngalgin ka-djen-menenya-muy-ang nye-djang-nganggungbandawarra-ngalgin ka-djen-menenya-muy-ang nye-djang-nganggung  It [the tide] is coming in at Bandawarra-ngalginSit and clap hands for us bothIt [the tide] is coming in at Bandawarra-ngalginStand up and dance woman, for us bothIt [the tide] is coming in at Bandawarra-ngalginStand up and dance woman, for us both 

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTION 1

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
bandawarra-ngalgin  ka  -djen  -mene 
placename   3MIN.S  come in 

It [the tide] is coming in at Bandawarra-ngalgin

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
ngala  -viyitj  nya  -mu  -nganggung 
hand  clap  2MIN.S.IR  sit.IR  1MIN.IO 

Sit and clap hands for us both

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTIONS 2-3

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
bandawarra-ngalgin  ka  -djen  -mene 
placename   3MIN.S  come in 

It [the tide] is coming in at Bandawarra-ngalgin

Melodic section 2

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
nya  -muy  -ang  nye  -djang  -nganggung 
2MIN.S.IR  sway  IR  2MIN.S.IR  stand  1/2MIN.IO 

Stand up and dance woman, for us both

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 2

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 3

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)