Narrjarrwinni

Giinagay

Yawayi

 

It's Tradition

on our mission

here on Silver City Aborigine Reserve

in Anaiwan

Armidale ghooten 

 

it's a tradition

for our jarjum 

for they do deserve

 

from a long time ago

we were made the first people

with wajaarr 

for gunganbu 

 

from a time and place

from our Aborigine

ancestors birthing

 

for now our jarjums

is our gift of gunganbu 

 

we talk the talk

we walk the walk

 

we sing the songs

we dance the dance


for our jarjums

ceremonies of belonging

 

in the past, present and future

at ceremonies

we would sing and dance

 

giving our jarjums

a future to prepare

that same chance

 

for now they will carry

our voices with feelings

in the ceremonies

 

has singers and dancers

then the ceremonies

will never disappear

 

with our old fellas Aborigines

spiritual connection, identities

they will always be near

 

just like before

back in the time

dancing like the animals

that will appear

 

dancing like

a noongha

like the birri-birri too

 

that's moving about

on the lands

 

with the spiritual growth

of a ceremony

the animal's dance

has been found

 

always was and always will be

a traditional dance

in ceremonies

 

with our jarjums sounds

of laughter and giggling with fun

this will bring happiness of tears

 

their feeling of pride

carrying their proudness on

side by side

 

dancing around

in the dust and sand

with their little hands and feet

dancing on the ground

 

with the ochre painted

on their skin

wearing it like

a dawaandi 

that paints

the thousand words

 

with a dijeridoo blowing

music in the sky

vibrating on wajaarr 

 

babaarr

are beating beautifully

enchanting sweet sounds

 

like the spirit wind

that's lightly moving

all around

 

bringing the sound's to life

into our mookoo 

and our miili 

 

with the tongue that speak

and the hands that talk

with their little feet dancing

all over the ground

 

this bring the sound

to the ones

who can not hear

singing it and feeling it

through their miili 

 

we dance and sing

with the ones

that cannot see

giving sounds

that's traveling through

their mookoo 

giving feeling

dancing inside

 

dancing with their

hands and feet

the smell of ceremony

is in the air

is a belonging

to our ceremony

a ceremony to share

 

with this special performances

that we prepared

for our jarjum 

with a disability

 

is a ceremony

they will carry it on

a traditional tradition

within their care.

 

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English Translations 

 

Narrjarrwinni - Hello 

Giinagay - Hello 

Yawayi - Hello 

ghooten - Country

jarjum - children

wajaarr  - earth

gunganbu -  living

noongha - kangaroo

birri-birri - echidna 

dawaandi - picture

dijeridoo - blowing

wajaarr - earth

babaarr - clapsticks 

mookoo - ears

miili - eyes


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