Treaty Lyrics

Yothu Yindi


publisher: ©O/B/O APRA AMCOS, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stuart Adam Kellaway, Paul Maurice Kelly, Witiyana Philip Marika, Milkayngu Mununggurr, Cal Stanley Williams, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mandawuy Bakamana Yunupingu
album: Track 2 in album Tribal Voice
release date: 1991
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genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: House/Tribal/Downtempo/Synth-pop
length: 3:37
producer: Mark Moffatt
mixer: Greg Henderson
engineer: Greg Henderson, David Price and Mark Moffatt
background vocals: Ricky Fataar, Archie Roach, Tim Finn, Rose Bygrave and Steve Wade
percussion & drums: Ricky Fataar
assistant mixer: Ian Hayes
Hammond organ & guitar: Mark Moffatt
writer: Paul Kelly, Stuart Kellaway, Witiyana Marika, Milkayngu Mununggurr, Cal Williams, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mandawuy Yunupingu

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Yothu Yindi Tribal Voice cover art
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Well I heard it on the radio
And I saw it on the television
Back in 1988
All those talking politicians
Words are easy, words are cheap
Much cheaper than our priceless land
But promises can disappear
Just like writing in the sand

Treaty Yeh Treaty Now
Treaty Yeh Treaty Now

Nhima Djatpangarri nhima walangwalang -
Nhe Djatpayatpa nhima gaya nhe-
Matjini.... Yakarray - nhe Djat'pa nhe walang - Gumurrtijararrk Gutjuk -

This land was never given up
This land was never bought and sold
The planting of the Union Jack
Never changed our law at all

Now two rivers run their course
Separated for so long
I'm dreaming of a brighter day
When the waters will be one

Treaty Yeh Treaty Now Treaty Yeh Treaty Now
Treaty Yeh Treaty Now Treaty Yeh Traty Now

Nhima djatpa nhe walang
gumurrtjararrk yawirriny Nhe gaya nhe matjini
Gaya nhe matjini Gaya gaya nhe gaya nhe
Matjini walangwalang Nhema djatpa nhe walang - Nhe gumurrtjarrk nhe ya-

Promises - Disappear - Priceless land - Destiny -

Well I heard it on the Radio - And I saw it on the Television
But promises can be broken Just like writing in the sand

Treaty Yeh
Treaty Now ....


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Gapu
  • 2 Treaty
  • 3 My Kind of Life
  • 4 Maralitja (Crocodile Man)
  • 5 Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby)
  • 6 Tribal Voice
  • 7 Dharpa (Tree)
  • 8 Yinydjapana (Dolphin)
  • 9 Matjala (Driftwood)
  • 10 Hope
  • 11 Gapirri (Stingray)
  • 12 Beyarrmak (Comic)
  • 13 Treaty (radio mix)