For the sake of a song

Piyamen.ga (Shady Tree)

CD 2, Track 11

TRACK 11 (Moy62-26-s17) Song 6: Piyamen.ga

                                           
Sung text  Free translation 
Item 3 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe; I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe; I always clean the ground. 
karra yenet-pit dörr   I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr 
karra yenet-pit dörr   Karra yenet-pit dörr  
karra kana-nga-lhumbu kaya yawa-ndha  She [a ngutj] is always lying in number four leg truly there 
karra kana-nga-lhumbu kaya yawa-ndha  She [a ngutj] is always lying in number four leg truly there 
karra ngiya-pit dörr  I always clean the ground 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe I always clean the ground. 
karra ngiya-pit dörr   I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe I always clean the ground. 
karra ngiya-pit dörr  I always clean the ground. 
karra ngany-ngana-yi ngula-pit-kumbu ngiya ö  It [the song] is from me, who always cleans it [the ground] with my foot. 
karra piyamen.ga ngani-gurriny  [Under] my shady tree. 
karra ngiya-pit dörr  I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe I always clean the ground. 
karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr  Karra yenetpi yenetpiwe I always clean the ground. 
karra ngiya-pit dörr  I always clean the ground. 

At the end of vocal section 3 of item 3, Muluk introduces Text 3 for the first time. But even before he does this, he takes the fragment of this text (the last text phrase, ‘[karra] ngiya-it dörr) that he combined with Text B in the following item, and now combines it with a fragment of Text A ‘Karra yenetpi yenitpiwe’ to create the text seen in melodic section 1 of vocal section 1 as well as in a number of later melodic sections. In the third melodic section of vocal section 1 he once again combines this Text C fragment with Text B.

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-3

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

Melodic section 2

Text phrases 3-5

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

Melodic section 3

Text phrases 6

   
karra  kana  -nga  -lhumbu  kaya  yawa  -ndha  
SW  3MIN.S.R walk  3MIN.F.REFL  thigh  3MIN.S.R lie  3MIN.ANAPHDEIC  really 

She [a ngutj] is always lying in number four leg truly there

Text phrases 7

   
karra  kana  -nga  -lhumbu  kaya  yawa  -ndha  
SW  3MIN.S.R walk  3MIN.F.REFL  thigh  3MIN.S.R lie  3MIN.ANAPHDEIC  really 

She [a ngutj] is always lying in number four leg truly there

Text phrase 8

Karra ngiya-pit dörr

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTION 2

Rhythmic mode 4a (var) (moderate even, with beating initially very quiet then crescendo throughout text phrase 3)

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-3

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 2

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTION 3

Melodic section 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (var) (moderate even, with beating initially suspended then crescendo throughout)

Text phrases 1-3

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

Melodic section 2

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

Text phrase 4

   
karra  ngany  -ngana  -yi  ngula  -pit  -kumbu  ngiya  ö 
SW  1MIN.PRO  from  PERF   1MIN.finger  clean  foot  1MIN.S.R lie  SW 

It [the song] is from me, who always cleans it [the ground] with my foot.

Text phrase 5

   
karra  piyamen.ga  ngani  -gurriny 
SW  tree sp.  1MIN.PRO  POSS 

[Under] my shady tree.

Text phrase 6

   
karra  ngiya  -pit  dörr 
SW  1.MIN.S.R lie  clean  ground 

I always clean the ground.

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 3

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTION 4

Melodic section 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (var) (moderate even, with beating initially suspended then crescendo throughout)

Text phrases 1-3

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 4

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)