Ti Tree 2 – Angkety anengkerr-akert

Ti Tree School / Music Outback
“Lakinar Nwerna School-warn Petyem”

Angkety anengkerr-akert (Stories of our Ancestry)
(April Campbell & Music Outback: Steve Berry, Seini ‘SistaNative’ Taumoepeau and Mal Webb)

(Anmatyerr & English)

Chorus 1:
Paint our skin
While Elders sing
Stories of our Ancestry
Arlkeny tyelk-warn
Ampwang map alyelhem
Sharing stories of our Ancestry
Angkety anengkerr-akert

Verse 1:
From our Grandmothers for many years
They told us stories drawing on the red sand
We paint our bodies with the stories of our land
Connecting us to Country through our Dreaming tracks

Verse 2:
Nwern-kenh nyany
Ngkwey anthwerr
Iletyart angkety-map
Ahelh-warn
Nwern arlkeny-wem
Anengkerr-akert
Mer nwern-kenh
Mer antwerrkem

Bridge:
Moonlight shadow
Painted bodies
Shine through the open flames
A cold wind blows
Like a shadow walking
The Spirits of the Dreamtime
Move through the campfire light

(Chorus 1)

Verse 3:
For our children the firelight is burning
Spirits guide them dancing as clapsticks beat
Nwern-kenh kwer map rntwemarl
Inang arrken anyenem mwerr anthwerr

(Bridge)

Chorus 2:
Dance our skin
While Elders sing
Stories of our Ancestry
Arlkeny-akert
Ampwang map alyelhem
Sharing stories of our Ancestry

(Chorus 1)

Outro
Angkety anengkerr-akert
Angkety anengkerr-akert

Intro: | G   | G C | G   | 2/4 G |
Chorus: | C G | G C | G   | C G | D  |
             | C G | G C | G   | C G | D  C | G   | G D |
Verse: | G   | D   | Em C | D   | G   | D   | Em D/F# | G   | x2
Bridge: | Am7  | Bm7  | Am7  | Bm7 | Am7  | Bm7  |
             | Am | Am | C   | 2/4 C |

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