For the sake of a song

Piyamen.ga (Shady Tree) Two items

CD 2, Track 12

TRACK 12 (Moy62-26-s18 and 19) Song 6: Piyamen.ga

                                             
Sung text  Free translation 
Item 4 
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  This song is from me, who always cleans the ground with my foot ö. 
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 
karra ngany-ngana-yi ngula-pit-kumbu ngiya ö  This song is from me, who always cleans the ground with my foot ö. 
karra piyamen.ga ngani-gurriny  [Under] my shady tree. 
karra ngiya-pit dörr  I always clean the ground. 
Item 5 
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  This song is from me, who always cleans the ground with my foot ö. 
karra piyamen.ga ngani-gurriny  [Under] my shady tree. 
karra ngiya-pit dörr  I always clean the ground. 

The melodic and vocal sections of items 4 and 5 comprise only two text forms: either the combined fragments of Texts A and C seen in the previous item, or one complete iteration of Text C

Song structure summary

Item 4 (Moy 62-26-s18)

VOCAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-2

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

Melodic section 2

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 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTION 2

Melodic section 1

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

Text phrases 1-2

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 2

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

Item 5 (Moy62-26-s19)

VOCAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

Melodic section 1

Text phrases 1-2

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra yenetpi yenetpiwe ngiya-pit dörr

karra ngiya-pit dörr

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 1

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTION 2

Melodic section 1

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

Text phrases 1-2

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 clean 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 2

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

Wangga Image Figure 5.7 This picture from a tourist corroboree, Mica Beach, September 1972, may show the dance for ‘Lame Fella’ (song 7). Photograph by Allan Laurence, reproduced with the permission of Belyuen community.