Lemih Thompson EP Lyrics

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Released as a part of the Therrka Endangered Languages Music Series

 

Lyrics for The ‘Lemih Thompson’ EP

 

Language: Pintupi-Luritja

 

Kapi Tina
(Big  Rain)

Yanangu kutjungku parkarra ngalya wangkangu
(One person he stood up and told the people)

Wilurarangurru kapi tina ngalayanani
(There’s a big rain coming from the West)

Yanangu tjutangku ngarala nyanganingi ngurranguru
(
People stood up in the community and saw the big rain coming)

Kapingku punganyi ngurra narratja Kiwirrkuranya
(It started to rain in the community, a place called Kiwirrkurra)

Walpalangku tjanangya mantjirra karingku kakarara-kutu
(White fellas came and took them to the East)

Tanukutu, tanukutu
(Into town, into town)

Repeat song x 2

Ngayuluna
(I Am)

Ooo, eee, oooo eee

Ngayuluna wangkangu kakana tjratjangkuta kuyani
(I am telling my big brother, “The grog is destroying you”)

Ngayuluna wangkangu kangkuruna ukirikunta kuyani
(
I am telling my big sister, “the marijuana is destroying you”)

Tjamu nuntupa kanila, kapali nuntupa kanila
(“Look after your Grandfather, look after your Grandmother”)

Nguranka kanila
(“Look after your country”)

Kunyi kunyi nguranka kanila kunyi
(“Poor old people need to be looked after at home”)

 

REPEAT X 2

Yangubala Tjuta
(All the Young Fella’s)

Rawankuna  nyakupayi  yungupala  tjutanya ananyi
(Every time I see all the young fellas going away)

Kakararakutu tjuratjaku ukiriku tanukutu
(To the East, to town, for marijuana and for grog)

Mantjiralpiya ngalyayananyi yiwaranka willurarakutu
(Now they are travelling back on the road to the West)

Warumpilawana Yamungnutugulawana
(Through Papunya, through Mount Leibig)

Walungurulawana Winparrkulawana
(Through Kintore, through Winparrku)

Ngurra waltjakutu  Ngurra Kiwirrkuaku
(To their own country, to Kiwirrkurra)


REPEAT X 3

Gospel Song

VERSE 2:
Mayatja Tjiitju Tjapininanta Nyuntuna
(Lord Jesus I’m asking you to forgive me for who I am)

Ngalturiwatju Ngayuku Kurrangkana nyinanyi
(I’m standing now at this awful time)

paltjilani ngayuna Kurrunpa, tjukururitjaku
(Cleanse me and make my spirit straight)

nguntuna ngakula wanatjaku Mayatja Tjiitju nitilangi yiwarra
(Lord Jesus show me the road, so I can see and follow you)

Kurrunpa Miilmiilnga ilarringanyi Kuwarri
(The Holy Spirit is getting close now)

 

CHORUS:
Miirawanimala Mayatja Tjiijunya x 2
(Shout to the Lord, Shout to the Lord Jesus Christ  X 2)

 

VERSE 2:
Mayatja Tjiitju Tjapininanta Nyuntuna
(Lord Jesus I’m asking you to forgive me for who I am)

Ngalturiwatju Ngayuku Kurrangkana nyinanyi
(I’m standing now at this awful time)

paltjilani ngayuna Kurrunpa, tjukururitjaku
(Cleanse me and make my spirit straight)

nguntuna ngakula wanatjaku Mayatja Tjiitju nitilangi yiwarra
(Lord Jesus show me the road, so I can see and follow you)

Kurrunpa Miilmiilnga ilarringanyi Kuwarri.
(The Holy Spirit is getting close now)


CHORUS:
Miirawanimala Mayatja Tjiijunya x 2
(Shout to the Lord, Shout to the Lord Jesus Christ  X 2)

 

 

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