For the sake of a song

Walakandha Ngindji

TRACK 3 (Mar98-16-s01) Song 1: Walakandha Ngindji

   
Sung text  Free Translation 
walakandha ngindji kiny warri kurzingata devin bugim rtadi-nanga kuwamana nadirri na kubuwemiwalakandha ngindji kiny warri kurzingata devin bugim rtadi-nanga kuwamana vindivindi kavulh  A certain Walakandha is living here for a whole yearAll he has is a solitary house with a white roofBrother! Nadirri at KubuwemiA certain Walakandha is living here for a whole yearAll he has is a solitary house with a white roofBrother! Old Man! He is always here 

In this version of ‘Walakandha Ngindji,’ recorded at a bravery award ceremony at Peppimenarti the day after tracks 1 and 2 were recorded at Wadeye, Ngulkur further elaborates the text by adding a third text phrase in vocal section 1. During the didjeridu introduction Ngulkur says that he is going to take up the subject of a certain old man or Walakandha.