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LindsayInWales Tune Req: Lyall Sayers - Albert Njamatjira (11) RE: Lyall Sayers - Albert Njamatjira 20 Apr 04


There's another song about Albert Namatjira which I have on CD, rather moving, it's by Slim Dusty...would anyone like me to post the words???

starts like this..

Oh hushed are the voices and grey are the skies
And many the teardrops fall from dark saddened eyes
And many fair brothers will stand with bowed head
For the message came this morning; Namatjira is dead

chorus

Oh the stairs that Namatjira climbed up to the hall of fame
And there he left upon its' walls a true Australian name
His paintings out of God's Own Country where his people play
The stairs that Namatjira climned up to the hall of fame
The golden stairs of fame.

Incidentally, has anyone else ever heard the exquisite voice of Aborigine singer Mandawuy Yunupingu, who leads the Aborigine rock-band "Yothu Yindi" - now he is amazing!


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