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Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)

The Fooles Troupe 09 Sep 10 - 03:55 AM
The Fooles Troupe 09 Sep 10 - 06:46 PM
Bob Bolton 09 Sep 10 - 09:37 PM
katlaughing 09 Sep 10 - 09:49 PM
Rob Naylor 10 Sep 10 - 04:25 AM
The Fooles Troupe 10 Sep 10 - 09:59 PM
Rob Naylor 11 Sep 10 - 08:58 AM
The Fooles Troupe 11 Sep 10 - 10:49 PM
katlaughing 11 Sep 10 - 11:35 PM
Rob Naylor 12 Sep 10 - 10:22 AM
CheshireCat 12 Sep 10 - 04:43 PM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Sep 10 - 01:00 PM
rich-joy 02 Nov 10 - 08:48 AM
GUEST,Sandra Morey 19 Feb 16 - 07:24 PM
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Subject: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 03:55 AM

Waltzing Matilda Territory style - Ali Mills


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 06:46 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 09:37 PM

G'day Fooles ...

I probably have a few photos of Ali Mills singing this - at this year's National Folk Festival, Canberra, Easter 2010.

I won't try linking them - as I gave Ali an undertaking not to allow use or distribution of images of her performing without running them past her for clearance ... and the photos don't have a soundtrack!

Ted Egan - now that he's back on the 'folk scene' ... after five years as "Administrator" of the Northern Territory (essentially "Governor" - except that it's a Territory, not a State ...) has also been instrumental in getting Ali onto the "Folk Scene" stages ... although she, and her family, have always been performers of a broad spectrum of Northern Territory traditions.

Regards,

Bob

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 09:49 PM

How very kewl! Thanks for the link which led me to another "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts" which my mom used to sing. Thanks!


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Subject: LYR ADD: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 04:25 AM

I managed to locate the Kriol lyrics for the song:

WALTJIM BAT MATILDA

one balla carrdia bin cum up langa billabong
im bin chid on a groun langa coolibah tree
im bin chingum but corobree watchim but him billy boil
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

waltjim bat matilda, waltjim bat matilda,
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me
im bin chingum but corobree watchim but him billy boil
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

bum bye datun maaa bin cum up langa billabong
carrdia bin gatchim wholly maaa ngee ngee
im bin put im dtun maaa inchide langa ducker bag
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

waltjim bat matilda, waltjim bat matilda,
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me
im bin put im dtun maaa inchide langa ducker bag
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

bum bye datun marrdagee bin cum up langa dimina
pleetjaman bin cum up one, two, three
where datun maaa you bin putim langa ducker bag
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

waltjim bat matilda, waltjim bat matilda,
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me
where datun maaa you bin putim langa ducker bag
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

bum bye datun carrdia bin jump in langa billabong
you gan gatchim me libe one ngee ngee
and im pirit jere chingin out inchide langa billabong
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

waltjim bat matilda, waltjim bat matilda,
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me
and im pirit jere chingin out inchide langa billabong
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

waltjim bat matilda, waltjim bat matilda,
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me
and im koodook (spirit) jere chingin out inchide langa billabong
you balla cum n waltjim bat matilda langa me

Dibmorr diborr dibmorr diborr dibmorr diborr – whee


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 09:59 PM

Bob

I'm not sure that I would dare attempt this in the dialect...

I'd love to see what she wold do with our Official National Anthem ... that 'Girt by Sea' bit would be interesting!


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 08:58 AM

Love it at the end of the link where she says, in what sounds like perfect Received Pronunciation: "yes, that was real, real kriol"


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 10:49 PM

Interestingly close to 'Creole' too.... :-)


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 11:35 PM

That was what struck me, too...what she said at the end and the similarity to "Creole."


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:22 AM

Well it is A creole. "Kriol" just being the kriol way of spelling creole. Not sure of the difference between a creole and a pidgin. I think a creole can develop out of a pidgin rather than vice versa.


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: CheshireCat
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Foolestroupe. Discovering this lady and this song made my day.


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 01:00 PM

A creole language, or simply a creole, is a stable language that has originated from a pidgin language that has been nativized (that is, acquired by children). The vocabulary of a creole language consists of cognates from the parent languages, though there are often clear phonetic and semantic shifts. On the other hand, the grammar often has original features but may differ substantially from those of the parent languages. Most often, the vocabulary comes from the dominant group and the grammar from the subordinate group, where such stratification exits. (Wikipedia)


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: rich-joy
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 08:48 AM

Found It!!

(Hope you're still reading, Guest!)

Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Waltjim Bat Matilda (Folk Process!)
From: GUEST,Sandra Morey
Date: 19 Feb 16 - 07:24 PM

I love the way Ali Mills performs this and I am so grateful for the lyrics. I've
been teaching the variant from the movie the Coca Cola Kid for decades, but this
is the coolest version of the old standby I've heard so I will teach my students the
chorus in Kriol and hopefully the second verse if we can master the chorus. The sheep bleating is delightful. Thank you so much for posting,
Sandi of Sing Thing Family Singing
www.sandimorey.com


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