Liner notes by Andy [with thanks to Amy & Chelsea]
The song is called “Gari Gynda Narmi” or sometimes written as “Gurri Ngindin Narmi“.
It is originally a Waka Waka song, but with the dispersal and cross-pollination of aboriginal cultures (plus the fact it has easy to remember words and dance moves) means it has become a bit of a welcome song of all aboriginal nations in south-east Queensland.
Gari Gynda Narmi has appeared in a few rock versions too, in Mop and the Dropouts song “Dancing Aborigine” and a beautiful acoustic version by Joe Geia which helpfully includes an English translation!
Welcome to this area,
People from all directions
Now when you leave
May our spirits stay with you