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Walakandha No. 9a (RM 1+4a)

TRACK 8 (?Hodd82-s02) Song vi-a: Walakandha No. 9a [114]

   
Sung text   Free Translation  
karra walakandha kimi-wurri kavulh-akarra walakandha  He [a Walakandha] has always sung ‘Walakandha’ to meKarra walakandha! 

In tracks 8 and 9 Kungiung performs the text of ‘Walakandha No. 9’ in two different rhythmic treatments (the two versions of the text being thus labelled 9a and 9b), and with two different melodies. The melody of track 8 is shared with Kungiung’s own song ‘Yendili No. 6’ (track 10).

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTIONS 1-3

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 4a(var) (moderate even with beating initially suspended)

   
karra  walakandha  kimi  -wurri  kavulh  -a 
SW  walakandha  3MIN.S.R say/sang  towards speaker  3MIN.S.R lie  PERF 

He [a Walakandha] has always sung ‘Walakandha’ to me

Melodic section 2 (descends to lower octave)

Text phrase 2 (lower octave)

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

   
karra  walakandha 
SW  walakandha 

Walakandha!

INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS 1-3

Rhythmic mode 4a (moderate even)

VOCAL SECTION 4

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra  walakandha  kimi  -wurri  kavulh  -a 
SW  walakandha  3MIN.S.R say/sang  towards speaker  3MIN.S.R lie  PERF 

He [a Walakandha] has always sung ‘Walakandha’ to me

Melodic section 2 (descends to lower octave)

Text phrase 2 (lower octave)

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra  walakandha 
SW  walakandha 

Walakandha!

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 4

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)