Wanta by Karrku Band of Nyirripi

09 May 2011

A song about the coldness of evening and sheltering from the wind.

Lyrics
wantalkuka yukami
The sun is going down

karlarra pura
out to the west

mungangkalku yarnini
darkness is coming

pirriyalkuka wangkami
and the cold is setting in

karlarra pura
towards the west

nguru karil wanalku
it's going towards other places

yapa karlu nyanimi
people are sitting down

yunta wana warlu
next to a windbreak around a campfire

wana pirriyarla
sheltering from the cold

mukukarlu nyinami pirriyarla
mukukarlu nyinami pirriyarla
sheltering from the cold
sitting tight together
sheltering from the cold
sitting tight together
sheltering from the cold

wantalkuka yukami
The sun is going down

karlarra pura
out to the west

mungangkalku yarnini
darkness is coming

pirriyalkuka wangkami
and the cold is setting in

karlarra pura
towards the west

nguru karil wanalku
it's going towards other places

yapa karlu nyanimi
people are sitting down

yunta wana warlu
next to a windbreak around a campfire

wana pirriyarla
sheltering from the cold

mukukarlu nyinami pirriyarla
mukukarlu nyinami pirriyarla
sheltering from the cold
sitting tight together
sheltering from the cold
sitting tight together
sheltering from the cold

Rhythm Delano Hudson Jangala
Guitar & vocals Gregwyn Gibson Jupurrurla, Frederick Gibson Jupurrurla
Bass Mathew Gibson Jupurrurla
Drums Steven Brown Japanangka
Keyboards Donovan Rice Jampijinpa


Engineered by
Donovan Rice Jampijinpa, Mathew White Jupurrurla, Michael Den Elzen, Tristan Ray
Mastering by
Donovan Rice Jampijinpa, Grant Granites Japanangka, Tristan Ray
Production date 2001
Sung in Warlpiri.
Track 9 of Tanami Tracks. Available from our online shop■■■

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