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SONGS AND DANCES BROOME DISTRICT

Koorongarra } Janba, a bush yamminga made
koorongarra. Thingarra = whirl-
wind. 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.

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