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Thread #99389   Message #1980496
Posted By: Azizi
26-Feb-07 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: African Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African Folk Songs
Q, thanks for that information. That's a great addition to this thread.

And thanks, Tia for those lyrics and their translation!!

That's wonderful!!


Returning to the song "Funga Alafia" one last time {I hope}, perhaps I should mention that the the fung in the word Funga rhymes with the word "lung". And the word is pronounced FUN-gah.

Also, Janie, this is my phonetic approximation of what I think I've heard when people sing the second verse of this song:

Funga ee-way-voh
Ahshay Ahshay
Funga ee-way-voh
Ahshay Ahshay