Nguru Kurlu by Lander River Band of Willowra

09 May 2011

The song refers to the Coniston Massacre of 1928 that occurred near Willowra.

Lyrics
nyani-karna nguru
Looking at my homeland

Yapa wangu yirraru
no Warlpiri people, lonely

mukurlu-jana luwarnu
whitefellas shot them all down

walypalirli wiyarrpa
poor things

parnkajalu laniki
They ran away frightened

pirli-kirra wurnturu
to a hill a long way away

nyinajarlparlu pirnkingka
they sat down in a cave

walypaliki-jaku lanilki
they hid on the hills from the whiteman

nyanijarlparlu pirlingka
nyanijarlparlu pirlingka

nyani-karna nguru
Looking at my homeland

Yapa wangu yirraru
no Warlpiri people, lonely

mukurlu-jana luwarnu
whitefellas shot them all down

walypalirli wiyarrpa
poor things

warlpiri-patu warlpiri patu
Lots of Warlpiri people, lots of Warlpiri people

warlpiri-patu warlpiri patu
Lots of Warlpiri people, lots of Warlpiri people

warlpiri-patu warlpiri patu
Lots of Warlpiri people, lots of Warlpiri people

warlpiri-patu wiyarrpa
Lots of Warlpiri people, poor things


Singer/songwriters Preston Martin Jangala, Justin Forest Japangardi
Guitar Owen Miller Jakamarra
Bass Frankie Kitson Jungarrayi
Drums Newton Long Jakamarra
Keyboards Donovan Rice Jampijinpa
Engineered by
Donovan Rice Jampijinpa, Mathew White Jupurrurla, Michael Den Elzen, Tristan Ray
Mastering by
Donovan Rice Jampijinpa, Grant Granite Japanangka, Tristan Ray
Production date 2001
Sung in Warlpiri
Track 3 of the Tanami Tracks CD. Available from our online shop.  ■■■

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