Mudcat Café message #3395216 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146504   Message #3395216
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
25-Aug-12 - 11:42 PM
Thread Name: How to learn a song in another language?
Subject: RE: How to learn a song in another language?
A more accurate translation might be this:

The vigil is starting
And what's to be done with Babalu?
Give me seventeen candles
To put in the shape of a cross.

And give me a cigar, Mayenye,
And a glass of brandy.
And give me a little money, Mayenye,
To bring me luck.

I want to ask
That my black woman love me.
And that she have money
And that she not die.
Ay! I want to ask Babalu
That my thick-lipped black woman
Have no other black man
So that she not leave.