Before The Dreamtime

by John Gleadall  

7 to 11 yrs  -  unison  (2m 45s) 

Download contains:  Piano-vocal score, lyric sheet, mp3 demo & backing tracks

Theme  –  Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime story, Guthi-Guthi, didgeridoo


Content  –   This song is based on an Aboriginal creation story from Ngiyaampaa country. A version told by ‘Aunty Beryl Carmichael’ can be found online. Aboriginal creation stories tell of the Dreamtime, which is the time before creation began, and of the ancestor spirit who created the land and everything on it. (The Wongutha are an Aboriginal tribe.)


Lyrics sample

Before the Dreamtime

Way up on high,

Guthi-Guthi dream god

Lived in the sky.

He made the birthplace

Of dreams and then

He made the Dreamtime,

He dreamed of men.


‘Before The Dreamtime’ features in the KS2 musical ‘The Button Box’

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