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Thread #99389   Message #1982676
Posted By: GUEST,toobusybee
01-Mar-07 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: African Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African Folk Songs
I was taught the following by my singing teacher at CityLit:

SOMAGWAZA/HEY,MOTSWALA
Choral folksongs of the Bantu with English lyrics by Pete Seeger- 1960, G. Schirmer Inc. (ASCAP)
Ha Weh Ha Weh, Somagwaza
Somagwaza ma yo-weh yo-weh
He Ma Yo-Weh, He Ma Yo-Weh
Somagwaza

My mother travelled to Pretoria
to buy the license for the wedding day
My mother travelled to Pretoria
to buy the license for the wedding day
Hey, Motswala, hey Motswala, hey, Motswala, hey Motswala

My father wants to give the bride away
but I think he's waiting for a dowry
My father wants to give the bride away
but I think he's waiting for a dowry
Hey, Motswala, hey Motswala, hey Motswala, hey Motswala

Now the time has come, I have to go;
I wish perhaps I had not hurried so
Now the time has come, I have to go;
I wish perhaps I had not hurried so
Hey, Motswala, hey Motswala, hey Motswala, hey Motswala