For the sake of a song

Robert Man.guna's Song

CD 3, Track 11

TRACK 11 (Moy62-27-s8) Song 8: Robert Man.guna’s Song

This song was composed by the Emmiyangal songman Robert Man.guna, who was also the composer of Duwun (tracks 1 and 2). Various features suggest that this may be another ‘happy’ song (see the music analysis section for further details). As in tracks 9 and 10, the text comprises untranslatable ghost language, but here each vocal section begins with wordless melody. Once again, it has proven impossible to obtain a reliable transcription of the vocables, and therefore no text is given here.