35/127 SUMMARY Page 1 List of Songs and Dances, Broome district 2 Moonma Nooloo 3 Songs, Broome district 6 Leeberr's Songs for Fish 7 Pleiades Song 9 Salt River Song 10 Songs of the Tide, Opossum Song, Crow Song 11 Booga Nooloo (Children's Dance) and Songs 12 Spider Song 13 Song of the Fresh Water and the Sea 14 Fitzroy River Songs: Jeedagooroo Lightning
35/128 SONGS AND DANCES BROOME DISTRICT
Koorongarra } Janba, a bush yamminga made koorongarra. Thingarra = whirlwind. Janba was in the whirlwind and sang the koorongarra. Balla koorong } Songs only Jarrada }
Moonma } Nooloo } Song and dance Leeljin } Jabbee} Improvised songs only, made by anyone Joordoo-joordoo Dance
Walloongarra, wallawallaong, the only two songs sung at initiation. Notebook 11b, P. 95 & 97 An example of improvisation is here furnished : (Billingee sang himself) Good'eeming good'eeming gaa'ree Billingee ngan'da ngan'darlaa Goodeeming goodeeming gaaree Billingee nganda ngandarlaa, etc.
Men & birds often 'sang themselves'. In most legends bords reptiles, or animals - almost always sang themslelves' after a victory.
2 35/129 Notebook 11c P.2 Moonma Nooloo (Singing and dance) Billeeangoo = forbidden mai or wallee. When jambar womba comes to see it, he sits down in the middle and all the others stand round and sing:- Koora billa yaggooree bilaa looararra ya looararra. While they sing the tchambar listens. Jambar innundee = the jambar chosen to learn the song. Moonma is sung in the beegardain ngooroo. The billeeangoo cannot be eaten by the jambar. The koojangoora men meet the pindana men and each gets some wallee and mai belonging to their own booroo, and exchane the mai and wallee with each other. The mai and wallee thus excahnges is billeeangoo from women, children and balellee. While the mai and wallee are there they sing the above song. This is incomplete. Notebook 11b, P. 107 Moonma - Billeeano (name of moonma performers' food) Manowera (turtle) Ranjeemai jalnga Ranjee lightning Ranjee winnartee Names for mau and wallee at moonma:- marra marra ngarreenjoonoo (visitors' food, witnessing moonma) billeeango and the mai the women can't eat.