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Posted By: Azizi
06-Jan-12 - 09:05 PM
Thread Name: Contemporary African Gospel Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: Jehovah (You Are The Most High God)
JEHOVAH/ BABA BABA ESE*
(Gbenga Wise) Nigeria (Yoruba) 1999

Soloist -Oh-oh-oooo
Oh-oh-oooo [approximation of soloist humming]
Group (sings faintly)- King of My life

Soloist Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist -Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high God
Soloist-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist –Jehovah Lord
Group- You are the most high
Soloist the- most high king
Group- You are the most high
Soloist –God of everyone
Group-You are the most high God

Soloist-From the rising of the sun
to the going down of the same.
oh-oo
You will be my God
forever and ever, yeah
You will be my Jehovah Jireh
Jehovah Nissi
Jehovah Shammah Ee-ee
Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah Lord
Group-You are the most high God
Soloist-King of Kings
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-the mighty wind of Abraham
Group- You are the most high
Soloist-You are, you are, you are
Group- You are the most high God

Soloist- When I think of your goodness, oh-o Lord
I just want to lift my hands to praise Your name
Lord, you brought me out from a very wicked land
You set my feet on the road to stand
Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Solo-Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Jehovah
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-Jehovah Lord
Group-You are the most high God
Soloist-mighty mighty one
Group-You are the most high God
Soloist-And the Lord of Lord
Group-You are the most high
Soloist -You are the most high King
Group-You are the most high
Soloist-and the Lord of Lords
Group-You are the most high God
Soloist- Lord I worship your name
Soloist speaks-Let's praise the Lord with the guitar

(various jazz instrument playing; at the end of that interlude the soloist begins the song "Baba Baba Ese Baba".)

-snip-

* Transcription by Azizi Powell from video found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S2y5uX5Tb4. This transcription is only for the lyrics to the song "Jehovah" (You Are The Most High God)". As indicated in my first post to this thread, I comunicated with Gbenga Wise about his recording of "Jehovah, You Are The Most High God". However, I didn't confirm that my transcription was accurate. I should also share that Gbenga Wise said that this song was known in Nigerian churches before he recorded it in August 1999.

The title to the song "Baba Baba Ese Baba" is in Yoruba and means "Thank You, Father" In the case of this song, Baba (Father) refers to God [Jehovah].

I attempted a transcription of the "Baba Baba Ese Baba" song but stopped because I was uncertain of the spelling of the Yoruba words.