#02937
Nainimut (Margaret Metcalfe)
(I Want To Go To Nain)
Click for English translation below

Nainimut aigumavunga,
Angutiga tappane;
Sullu mane mattamaita,
Nagligijaugumavunga.

Nunavut piuluammat,
Angkaliagumavunga,
Kaligatta uvanialuk,
Katangutikulluvullu.

Ilinniavik piungitualuk,
Suliakappanginata;
Paingutuinallikkugot ma,
Katangutikkulluvullu.

Ilinniavik piungitualuk,
Suliakappanginata;
Paingutuinallikkugot, Ma,
Katangutikkulluvullu.

Angkakasaligaluakkugut,
Inoviane kaijume;
Tingijukkut tikilappugut,
Takulaligapse.
Tingijukkut tikilappugut,
Takulaligapse.
Takulaligapse.

####.... Beatrice Hope and Jane Dicker from Nain, Labrador ....####
Beatrice Hope and Jane Dicker were students in residence at the International Grenfell Association Dormitory in North West River when they wrote this song. Like many young teenagers from coastal Labrador communities, they had to leave their home town of Nain in order to attend high school.

Recorded in her native tongue by Margaret Metcalfe (Compilation album: Our Labrador, trk#3, 1993, Butter & Snow Productions, produced by Glen Tilley/Shirley Montague, recorded at Studio F, CBC Radio, St John's, NL and engineered by Terry Winsor); and (Broken Wings, trk#8, 2000, Eagle Studios, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, produced and engineered by Bob Moore).

Liner Notes: Margaret Metcalfe was born in the Northern Labrador community of Nain. She has developed a following for her music through her folk festival appearances. This was her first recording.

From Wikipedia:
Nain or Naina - northernmost town of any size in Newfoundland and Labrador, located about 370 kilometres by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The town was established as a Moravian mission in 1771 by Jens Haven and other missionaries. The current population is approximately 1,000, predominantly Inuit and mixed Inuit-European. Nain is located on the north side of Unity Bay, a small inlet. The bay is open to the Atlantic Ocean but Nain's harbour is protected by numerous islands, the largest of which is Paul's Island. From Nain to the open Labrador Sea is approximately 50 km east through Strathcona Run. Nain is inaccessible by road and may be reached only by air or sea.



English translation by:
Margaret Metcalfe and William Barbour

I want to go to Nain,
My man is up there;
While I'm away,
I want someone to love me.

Our land is better,
I want to go home,
We're hungry,
Same with all the other students.

School is no good,
There's too much work to be done;
I'm getting homewsick, Mom,
Same with all the other students.

School is no good,
There's too much work to be done;
I'm getting homesick, Mom,
Same with all the other students.

We're getting close to coming home,
Christmas is coming up;
I'll be home on the plane,
I will see you again.
I'll be home on the plane,
I will see you again.
I will see you again.


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