For the sake of a song

Thidha ngany (2 items)

CD 6, Track 25


TRACK 25 (Kof86-01/2-s11) Song 12: Thidha nany [134] (Two items)

   
Sung text   Free Translation  
karra walakandha ambi thidha nany devinyigin kangi-da-rzan walakandhakarra walakandha  Walakandha, your father is not aloneI am sitting facing himWalakandha! 

Here a Walakandha is comforting the bereaved, whom he addresses as ‘Walakandha,’ by asserting that his or her deceased father is not alone but in the company of deceased relatives.

This song, probably composed by Thomas Kungiung, is sung to the Truwu A melody and presumably predates Kungiung’s later composition, ‘Truwu.’ Once again we have two items sung without a break, the first with four vocal sections and the second with three. Only the first item is included in the song structure summary.

Song structure summary

Item 1

VOCAL SECTIONS 1-4

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra  walakandha  ambi  thidha  nany  devin 
karra  walakandha  NEG  father  2MIN.PRO  alone 

Walakandha, your father is not alone

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
yigin  kangi  -da  -rzan   walakandha 
1MIN.PRO  1MIN.S.R sit  -beside  towards  walakandha 

I am sitting facing him

Melodic section 2

Text phrase (lower octave)

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra  walakandha 
karra  walakandha 

Walakandha!

INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS 1-3

Rhythmic mode 5a (fast even)

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 4

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)