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A challenging transcription

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
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Hi I'm trying to add some lyrics from the Australian blues singer Black Allan Barker to the site, but it's challenging because none of his lyrics exist online. I managed to find a video of his song Run Dingo Run but it's quite difficult to understand some of the things he says. It's mostly the way he sings, but there are also some spoken parts that are overlaid over the audio, which makes it hard to hear it clearly. I can't find another video at all of anything he's ever done so this is all I have to work with. If anyone is up for what may be quite challenging, I would really appreciate it

The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bdZlQStutw
This is what I have so far:

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
In the desert land, you go
????

Run dingo run
They gotta knock you down
But they can't stop you flying
????

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
?????

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
I'm looking over the mountains
All I can see ??????

????????

In the mountains you hide
Till they ?????

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
And I try to understand
When you ?????

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<a href="/en/translator/rottenporcelain" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1395824">rottenporcelain</a>
Joined: 11.09.2018

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
In the desert land, you go
In the packs [maybe like a wolf pack?] of men [or amen, not sure ]

Run, dingo, run
They gonna knock you down
But they can't stop you flying

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
Where they get you lookin' sad,
You're looking mad, yeah
I know it's a debt, yeah

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
I'm looking over the mountains
All I can see [is] dirt, [yeah]

White men too
They be haunting you, oh
Why did you ... [??]

In the mountains you hide
Till they be comin' home [?]

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
And I try to understand
When you hold me, and you're just hanging around
Trying to get a fee

This is just what I heard, but maybe someone else could make it more clearer?

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
Joined: 09.04.2017

Wow this is actually really good. Thank you! When it gets completed I'll add the song and artist but I really, really appreciate all of this.

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
Joined: 09.04.2017

As for the pack line, that would make sense since a dingo is a type of dog and presumably they live in packs

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<a href="/en/translator/rottenporcelain" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1395824">rottenporcelain</a>
Joined: 11.09.2018

I'm happy to help! I don't usually listen to stuff like that, so it was kind of challenging, especially when he sang that last part really fast, I wasn't expecting that, lol. Have a nice night/day !! Regular smile

Edit: Just saw your new comment; thanks for confirming that ! i was a bit worried it wouldn't make sense.

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
Joined: 09.04.2017
rottenporcelain wrote:

I'm happy to help! I don't usually listen to stuff like that, so it was kind of challenging, especially when he sang that last part really fast, I wasn't expecting that, lol. Have a nice night/day !! :).

I don't either but I need him for a collection and since this is the only song of his that I could even find, I had to try to transcribe it lol

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<a href="/en/translator/mckennaraye" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1327320">mckennaraye</a>
Joined: 11.02.2017

"White men, black men too
Taking you and haunting [hunting?]
You don't know why they do
In the mountains you hide
Until they go back home"

Probably incorrect, especially in the second line, but I'm pretty sure he says "you don't know why they do"

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
Joined: 09.04.2017

I can't listen to the song atm but I would say hunting would fit best based on context.

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
Joined: 09.04.2017

I think for now I'm just going to upload what we've got and if someone gives something more concrete then I will edit the lyrics. But I need to add him as an artist for a collection I'm making so that's why I'm publishing this now. I will credit you both, thank you.

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<a href="/en/translator/sandring" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1263066">sandring</a>
Joined: 18.10.2015

Run, dingo, run
There's a price upon your head
In the desert land, you go
In Outback, saying that

Run dingo run
They're gonna knock you down
But they can't stop you flying

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<a href="/en/translator/swedens0ur" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1334503">swedensour</a>
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sandring wrote:

Run, dingo, run

Thanks sandring! I'll edit that as well!

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