the song
title : Jara
written by : Elephant Talk; lyrics and vocal melody by Eddi Reader
song copyright : © 1998 Maybey, Sykes, Greenfield / copyright control

the performance
musicians
Josef Greenfield tenor saxophone, hammer dulcimer, didgeridoo
Adrian Sykes synths and programming, flute, bamboo flute, jaw harp
Jon Maybey guitar, bass
with :
Mark Chillington live drums, percussion
Eddi Reader lead vocal, backing vocal?
music
key : A minor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 126
form : ‘verse’ repeated continuously
lyrics

this is my best shot at transcribing the lyrics, which are obscure at one point; they are provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Jara

– long

Jara-a-a-ah
Jara-a-a-ah
Jara-a-a-ah
Jara-a-a-ah

Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara

victor, victorious
victory, victorious

Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah
Jara-a-a-ah {Jara—}
Jara-a-a-ah
Jara-a-a-ah {Jara—}
Jara-a-a-ah {Jara—}

Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara

Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara
Jara-a-a-ah, Jara


the recording
personnel
produced by : Dave Creffield
recorded by : Dave Creffield at Beaumont Street Studios, Huddersfield, England, April-November 1998; vocals recorded at Matrix Studios, London
mixed by : Dave Creffield and Elephant Talk at Beaumont Street Studios, Huddersfield, England
mastered by : ? in ?
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 5:58
song timing : 5:56
released on
album : Head track 8