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Amelia‘s Song

Amelia‘s Song

Ah wakuh muh monuh kambay yah lee luh lay tambay Ah wakuh muh monuh kambay yah lee luh lay kah Ha suh wileego seehai yuh gbangah lilly Ha suh wileego dwelin duh kwen Ha suh willeego seehi yuh kwendaiyah

Translation by Tazieff Koroma, Edward Benva and Joseph Opala

Everyone come together, let us work hard; the grave is not yet finished; let his heart be perfectly at peace. Everyone come together, let us work hard; the grave is not yet finished; let his heart be at peace at once. Sudden death commands everyone’s attention, like a firing gun. Sudden death commands everyone’s attention, oh elders, oh heads of the family. Sudden death commands everyone’s attention, like a distant drum beat.