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Walakandha No. 9b (RM1)

TRACK 9 (?Hodd82-s03) Song vi-b: Walakandha No. 9b

   
Sung text   Free Translation  
karrakarra walakandha kimi-wurri kavulh-aKarra walakandha  KarraKarra, he [a Walakandha] has always sung ‘Walakandha’ to meKarra walakandha! 

Reflecting its different melody, the text here is preceded by an additional text phrase consisting of the sole untranslatable song-word karra (see chapter 3).

Song structure summary

VOCAL SECTIONS 1-3

Melodic section 1

Text phrase 1

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra 
SW 

Karra

Text phrase 2

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra  walakandha  kimi  -wurri  kavulh  -a 
SW  walakandha  3MIN.S.R say/sing  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 3 (lower octave)

Rhythmic mode 1 (without clapsticks)

   
karra  walakandha 
SW  walakandha 

Walakandha!

INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS 1-2

Rhythmic mode 5*

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION 3

Rhythmic mode 5b (fast doubled)