1. Tjukurpa Irititja

Jeremy Whisky, Jason Cullinan, Darcy Davis, Kupa Henry

This song written and performed by Jeremy Whisky from Indulkana; with him is brother Kupa Henry, Darcy Davis and Jason Cullinan. 
This is a jubilant celebration of The Tjukurpa, the spirit of the Land and its people, Anangu. Unashamed, brave, proud, All of us! The Tjukurpa belongs to you, me, the old, the young, it is ours to have and hold.
 

UWA!! 
Nganana APY Landangka nyinapayi ka nganana mukuringkupayi culture kunpu kanyintjaku 
Tjamuku arangkala kunpu ngarama 
Kuntaringkunytja wiya kunpu ngarama 
Tjukurpa Irititja wiru tjuta 
Nyuntumpa, nganampa, uwankaraku 
Tjitji tjuta, Wati tjuta, minyma kulu 
Mukuringma. 
Tjukurpa ngangatja nyuntumpa 
Munu Nganampa 
Munu malatja tjutangku kulinma mantjintjaku 
Tjukurpa Irititja wiru tjuta 
Nyuntumpa, nganampa, uwankaraku 
Tjitji tjuta, wati tjuta, minyma kulu 
Mukuringma 
Kungkawara tjuta kamila tjunguringma 
Kuntaringkunytja wiya kunpu ngarama 
Tjukurpa Irititja wiru tjuta 
Nyuntumpa, nganampa, uwankaraku 
Tjitji tjuta, wati tjuta, minyma kulu mukuringma 
Tjukurpa nyangatja nyuntumpa munu nganampa 
Munu malatja tjutaku kulinma mantjintjaku 
Tjukurpa Irititja wiru tjuta nyuntumpa, nganampa uwankaraku

Tjitji tjuta, Wati tjuta, minyma kulu 
Mukuringma. 

2. Arkalpayi

Written Bill Davis, Performed Elijah Pinta Connelly, from Pipalyatjara.

That man right in front of you is continually miserable. He groans, he behaves like a poor thing. He is sad. 
That man just over there, he obsesses, he overthinks, he is not happy, his home is squalid. 
The children are watching, watching, now they are copying, copying. 
Now this man just here is living happily, he cares for his home and it is clean. He looks after his family. 
The children are watching, watching, they are copying, copying.

Wati pala paluru 
Iluru iluru nyinapayi 
Wati pala paluru 
Mirrpanpa nyinapayi 
Ngaltutjara pulka 
Tjituru tjituru 
Wati pala paluru 
Wati nyara kutjupa 
Pulkarangku kulilpayi 
Wati nyara kutjupa 
Pukulpa wiya paluru 
Ngura palumpa raputji 
Tjituru tjituru 
Wati nyara kutjupa 

Chorus 
Tjitji tjutangku nyakula nyakula 
Arkalpayi 
Arkalpayi 
Tjitji tjutangku nyakula nyakula 
Arkalpayi 
Arkalpayi 
Wati nyanga paluru 
Wirura nyinapayi 
Wati nyanga paluru 
Wali wirungka nyinapayi 
Ngura raputji wiya 
Wirura kanyilpayi 
Wati nyanga paluru 
Chorus 
Tjitji tjutangku nyakula nyakula 
Arkalpayi 
Arkalpayi 
Tjitji tjutangku nyakula nyakula 
Arkalpayi 
Arkalpayi

3. Kulira Wantinyi

Written and sung by Franklin Hatches.

Man you should listen to your family. You talk to me but when I talk to you, you ignore me… 
Why do you ignore what I am saying to you? 
You better listen to what we’re all saying. 
Hey wati, I’m telling you this. Why do you ignore me? 

This is about domestic violence. The perpetrator is being admonished.

Wati kulila walytjangku 
Nyuntunya ngayulu wangkanyi 
Nyaakun ngayunya kulira wantinyi 
Wati nyaaku 
Wati nyaaku kulira wantinyi 
Wati nyaakun 
Wati nyakun kulira wantinyi 
Wati nyaaku 
Wati nyaaku kulira wantinyi 
Wati nyaakun 
Wati nyakaun kulira wantinyi 
Wati kulila walytjangku 
kulila walytjangku 
Nyakun ngayunya kulira wantinyi

4. My Country

Lyrics and vocals by Katrina Connelly (written in jail). Music by Darcy Davis.

I am here, staying here but thinking I’m really from another place. My family calls to me, calls me to my real home. 
Sitting, yearning, pining for my home. My country is way over there; Pipalyatjara, Irruntju, Kalka on the Three Way Border (SA,WA,NT). 

 

My country.

My Country 
My Country 
Nyinarana kulini ngura kutjupanguru ngayulu 
Walytja tjutangku ngayunya 
Rawangku alitinyi ngurakutu 
Watjilpana nyinangi 
Watjilaringuna nguraku 
Anangungkuni wangkanu 
Ngura kutjupangka nyinanyi 
Ngura ngayuku ngura nyaratja 
Pipalyatjara-nya 
Irrunytju-nya 
Kalka-nya 
ngaranyi 
Three way border-nya 
Oooooo 
Three way border-nya 
My Country 
My Country 
Nyinarana kulini ngura kutjupanguru ngayulu 
Walytja tjutangku ngayunya 
Rawangku altinyi ngurakutu 
Watjilpana nyinangi 
Watjilaringuna nguraku 
Anangungkuni wangkanu 
Ngura kutjupangka nyinanyi 
Ngura ngayuku ngura nyaratja 
Pipalyatjara-nya 
Irrunytju-nya 
Kalka-nya 
ngaranyi 
Three way border-nya 
Oooooo 
Three way border-nya 
My country 
My country 
Tjamu-ku ngura 
My country 
My country 
Kami-ku ngura

5. Kungka

Jason Cullinan - Indulkana Community

Kungka. Beautiful woman. You’re mine. 
Nyuntu Ngayuku.

Thinking about you everyday 
All I want to be with you 
Want you right by my side 
Just like the desert 
Missing the rain 
Whoa oh oh 
Just like the desert missing the rain. 
Kungka, Kungka 
Kungka nyuntu ngayuku 
Nyuntu ngayuku 
Kungka, Kungka 
Kungka nyuntu ngayuku 
You’re everything I want 
You’re everything I need 
Girl you’re my lady 
You’re the air that I breathe 
You’re the on that I need 
Girl, you’re my lady 
I can’t go walking on my own 
It’s hard to face it all alone 
Kungka, Kungka 
Kungka nyuntu ngayuku 
Nyuntu ngayuku 
Kungka, Kungka 
Kungka nyuntu ngayukuv

6. Ngayulu Nyuntunya Wiyangka Putu

Written by Anmanari Wells, Melissa Thompson, Beth Sometimes, Stephanie Harrison.

 

I can’t do it without you. You can’t do it without me. The two of us combined makes for good times, To the east to the south to the west to the north everybody get together come on let’s make great things happen! The power of women. Sorority.

Ngayulu Nyuntunya Wiyangka Putu 
Nyuntu Ngayunya Wiyangka Putu 
Ngayulu Nyuntunya Wiyangka Putu 
Nyuntu Ngayunya Wiyangka Putu 
Nyuntu ngali tjungungku pukultu palyalpai 
Nyuntu ngali tjungungku pukultu palyalpai 
Kakarara Ulparira Wilurara Alinytjara 
Uwankara Tjunguriwa Wiru Tjuta Palyanmala 
Kakarara Ulparira Wilurara Alinytjara 
Uwankara Tjunguriwa Wiru Tjuta Palyanmala 
Ngayulu Nyuntunya Wiyangka Putu 
Nyuntu Ngayunya Wiyangka Putu 
Ngayulu Nyuntunya Wiyangka Putu 
Nyuntu Ngayunya Wiyangka Putu 
Nyuntu ngali tjungungku pukultu palyalpai 
Nyuntu ngali tjungungku pukultu palyalpai 
Kakarara Ulparira Wilurara Alinytjara 
Uwankara Tjunguriwa Wiru Tjuta Palyanmala 
Kakarara Ulparira Wilurara Alinytjara 
Uwankara Tjunguriwa Wiru Tjuta Palyanmala

7. Nganalu Kanyilku

Aaron Shannon, Vocals and Steel String Acoustic Guitar, Franklin Hatches Nylon String Guitar - Fregon Community

One man standing, contemplating his country. He thinks long and hard the story of his country. Father and mother taught him the story and he understood. Who is going to care for and look after this story? Who will hold it? 
One woman standing alone thinking. She is thinking of her daughter long and hard, to see her and tell her 
Father and mother taught him the story and he understood. Who is going to care for and look after this story? Who will hold it?

 

Wati kutjungku 
Ngarala nyanganyi 
Paluru kulini 
Ngura palumpa 
Munu paluru pulkara kulini 
Paluru kulini Tjukurpa nyaratja

 
Chorus 
Mama, ngunytjungku 
Tjukurpa nintinu 
Munu paluru kulinu 
Nganalu atunmanku 
Nganampa Tjukurpa 
Nganalu kanyilku 
Kungka kutjungku 
Nyinara kuluni 
Paluru kulini untalpa palumpa 
Munu paluru pulkara kulini 
Untalpangku nyakula kulintjaku

 
Chorus 
Mama, ngunytjungku 
Tjukurpa nintinu 
Munu paluru kulinu 
Nganalu atunmanku 
Nganampa Tjukurrpa 
Nganalu kanyilku

8. Waru Pulka

Elijah Connelly - Pipalyatjara Community

A huge bushfire is burning, different places all around are alight Grandfather’s country is on fire and grandfather is weeping; many places on fire. 
The sacred places are destroyed! The sacred places are burnt.

 

Waru pulkanya kampanyi 
Kutjupangkuya tilinu 
Tjamuku nguraya tilinu 
Tjamunya nyakula ulangu. 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Tjamunya ulanyi 
Tjamunya ulanyi 
Ngura palumpa kulira 
Kutjupangkuya tilinu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Waru pulkanya kampanyi 
Kutjupangkuya tilinu 
Tjamuku nguraya tilinu 
Tjamunya nyakula ulangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Tjamunya ulangu 
Tjamunya ulangu 
Palumpa ngura kulira 
Kutjupangkuya tilinu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu 
Manta milmilpa kampangu

9. Watjilarinyi

Shane Brown - Fregon Community

(Watjilarinyi, yearning) 

I sit alone in my home. All the people are gone, they’re a long way away. I am yearning, yearning for my family.

 

Ngayuluna ngurangka nyinanyi 
Watjilpa mulapa kutju 
Anangu tjutaya anu 
Parari mulapa nyaratja 
Ngayulu watjilarinyi 
Ngayulu watjilarinyi 
Walytja tjutaku, walytja tjutaku 
Ngayuluna ngurangka nyinanyi 
Watjilpa mulapa kutju 
Anangu tjutaya anu 
Parari mulapa nyaratja 
Ngayulu watjilarinyi 
Ngayulu watjilarinyi 
Walytja tjutaku, walytja tjutaku 
Ngayuluna ngurangka nyinanyi 
Watjilpa mulapa kutju 
Anangu tjutaya anu 
Parari mulapa nyaratja 
Ngayulu watjilarinyi 
Ngayulu watjilarinyi 
Walytja tjutaku, walytja tjutaku 
Ooooooh x 4

10. Ila Wiya

Performed by the NHC Choir, melody by Bill Davis

Listen all you fathers and mothers! You must look after your children well and be strong about it so they can grow well, without sickness. Teach your children well, speak well and don’t smoke close to the children, that’s bad. 
Ila wiya! Not Close!

Mama ngunytjungku kulila 
Iti wirura kanyinma 
Munu kunpu kanyinma 
Pika wiya nyinantjaku 
Tjitji wirura nintinma 
Munu wiya wangkama 
Puyu palatjaya wantima 
Kura palatja 
Chorus: 
Puyu palatjaya wantima tjitjingka 
Ila wiya, ila wiya 
Puyu palatjaya wantima tjitjingka 
Ila wiya, ila wiya 
Oooooooo ooooooo 
Puyu palatjaya wantima tjitjingka 
Ila wiya, (ila wiya) 
Puyu palatjaya wantima tjitjingka 
Ila wiya, (ila wiya) 
Puyu palatjaya wantima tjitjingka 
Ila wiya

11. Mimilinya

Harry Shannon - Mimili Community

Standing looking at my home, Mimili. Strong passion and pride is how I feel for this place, continually. And tonight there is reggae music! Tonight there is reggae! Woah, Oh yeah!

Ngaralana nyanganyi 
Ngura ngayuku 
Mimilinya nyanganyi parari 
Watjilaringuna ngura walytjaku 
Kuliningina rawangku. 
Oh oh yeah, reggae music 
Kuwari mungangka ngaranyi 
Reggae music - reggae music 
Kuwari ngaranyi 
Mungangka kuwari 
Ngaralana nyanganyi 
Ngura ngayuku 
Mimilinya ngaranyi parari 
Watjilaringuna ngura walytjaku 
Kulilingina rawangku 
Woah oh yeah Reggae music, (reggae music) 
Kuwari Mungangka ngaranyi 
Reggae Music, Reggae music 
Kuwari ngaranyi Mungangka Kuwari

12. Raputji Pulka

Liam Tunkin, Vincent and Matthew Giligan

All my family and relations, listen to me. Sickness comes from squalid living. If you do the right things you will live well, have a good life. We should keep things clean; in the past times the land was clean and the places were well looked after but now we go to the store all the time. Everyone eats the food and throws the rest away. Why do this now?! We should clean it up and so respect the ancestors who kept it clean for us,

Walytja tjuta ngayunya kulila 
Nyura kuwari walytjangku kulinma 
Raputjingkunta pika ungkuku 
Raputjingkunta pika ungkuku 
Walytja tjutangkunta nyuranya wangkanyi 
Palya nyinama kunpu nyinama 
Uti nganana kulira kilinanama 
Uti nganana kulira kilinanama 
Irititiya wirura para-ngarapayi 
Irititiya wirura para-ngarapayi 
Manta wiruraya kanyilpayi 
Panya tjuwa iriti wiya ngarapayi 
Ngananala tjuwangka kuwari tjarpapayi 
Uwankarangkula ngalkula wanipayi 
Nyaaku raputji palatja pulkaringanyi 
Nyaaku raputji palatja pulkaringanyi 
Uti nganana kulira kilinanama 
Uti nganana kulira kilinanama 
Iritiya wirura para-ngarapayi 
Iritiya wirura para-ngarapayi 
Manta wiruraya kanyilpayi 
Panya tjuwa iriti wiya ngaripayi 
Walytja tjutangku ngayunya kulila 
Nyura kuwari wayltjangku kulinma 
Raputjikunta pika ungkuku 
Raputjikunta pika ungkuku 
Walytja tjutangku nyuranya wangkanyi 
Palya nyinama kunpu nyinama

13. Kangkurunya

Jeremy Whisky, Kupa Henry

This is a lament about a violent relationship.) 

Poor thing my big sister. Your husband is always beating you. 
She keeps her home well and looks after her children. 
(Addressing husband) Hey man. Your wife is very loving but you constantly make sadness. Look at the spirit inside her!

 

Ngaltutjara kangkurunya 
Mitangku rawangku punganyi 
Paluru wirura nyinapayi 
Tjitji kulu atunymanalpayi 
Wati nyuntu palyangku kulila 
Mita nyuntumpa pulkara mukuringanyi 
Nyuntu tjituru tjituru palyani 
Kurunpa ungu nyawa. 
Verse 2 
Ngaltutjara kangkurunya 
Paluru kulintja pulkaringkupayi 
Walytja nguru, mita nguru munu tjitji nguru 
Wati nyuntu palyangku kulila 
Mita nyuntumpa pulkara mukuringanyi 
Nyuntu tjituru tjituru palyani 
Kurunpa ungu nyawa 
Wati nyuntu palyanku kulila 
Mita nyuntumpa pulkara mukuringanyi 
Nyuntu tjituru tjituru palyani 
Kurunpa ungu nyawa 
Wati nyuntu palyanku kulila 
Mita nyuntumpa pulkara mukuringanyi 
Nyuntu tjituru tjituru palyani 
Kurunpa ungu nyawa

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