Camping on Fortescue River listening to the never-ending roar of trains day and night, with sadness of heart taking momma the earth away from me. Lyrics inspired by Jesse Mae Hemphill, Train, Train, Northern Mississippi, a Country/Blues lyric originally recorded, possibly 1923 or there about.


Train, train comin’ down the railroad track,
Takin’ my momma, away from me.

Hear the south wind blowin’, it’s whisperin’ my shame,
Without momma, will never be the same.

Train, train comin down the railroad track,
It’s takin’ my momma, away from me.


from Heroes & Laments: Walmatjarri Stories, released April 1, 2015
Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight) - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Lucky Oceans - Dobro
Steve Pigram - Harmonica, Vocals
Rob Findlay - Bass
George “The Bull” Mil - Drums, Percussion
Dave Mann - Guitar, Dobro, Lap Steel, Bouzouki, Mandolin
James Newhouse - Vocals
Richard Watson - Organ
Produced by James Newhouse



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Olive Knight Saint George Ranges, Australia

Olive, from the small and remote community of
Wangkatjungka. A Walmatjarri woman born in the desert, Olive Knight’s traditional name is Kunkuwa. She remembers nullanullas thumping the bare earth, clap sticks and boomerangs, and the rhythmic songs of her forefathers. Now working on her second album, Olive has a vision to see her people heal and believes music is an integral part of this process. ... more

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