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The Retreat Song
Miriam Makeba Lyrics


Intonga zamakhwenkwe
Zophukel'emlanjeni wo hom
Xa kubethw'intonga
Iya hom

Amadod'ayoyika
Ukubheka emlandweni wo hom
Kuba kubethw'intonga
Iya hom

O jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba
Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba
O jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba
Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba

Axhents'amakhwenkwe
Axhentsa kwabamandi
Axhents'amakhwenkwe
Axhentsel'emgodini

Axhents'amakhwenkwe
Axhentsa kwabamandi
Axhents'amakhwenkwe
Axhentsel'emgodini

O jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba
Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba
O jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba
Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba

Ajik'amadoda
Ajika kwabamandi
Ajik'amadoda
Ajikel'emgodini

Ajik'amadoda
Ajika kwabamandi
Ajik'amadoda
Ajikel'emgodini

Iyo, iyo, iyo hayi (Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba)
Iyo, iyo, iyo hayi (Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba)
Iya hayi hayi hayi yoh hayo (Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba)
Iyo, iyo, iyo hayi (Jikel'emaweni ndiyahamba)

Ajik'amadoda
Ajika kwabamandi
Ajik'amadoda
Ajikel'emgodini

Ajik'amadoda
Ajika kwabamandi
Ajik'amadoda
Ajikel'emgodini

Intonga zamakhwenkwe
Zophukel'emlanjeni wo hom
Kuba kubethw'intonga
Iya hom

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Taana Gardner

I remember the times that my parents would sit me at the record player and play the songs and they made me remember this song in particular and I learned that the Phoneticaler song never really knew what the words were but I just felt it in my soul at the age 5 and six when both of my parents died my mother first she died at 51 and I sat over her body in the morgue and I sang this song to her who would’ve known the blessing that I gave her and our family. Many years later my father passed away in my arms and I sang this exact same song to him and I felt the presence of God as he took his last breath sometimes your parents know more than you think they know obedience out weights sacrifice thank you Mama Africa.

DESTINY'S CHILD.

Who else is watching this in 2022? Let us gather here 👏 👏 to say Rest in peace to the Queen of Africa

Siphosethu Moses

I'm here.

Joan DePriest

Can't get too much of Mama Africa.

Assumpta Igwegbe

rip mama

Victor Morgado

me here in 2022!...Makeba revolutionized the music and dance of Puerto Rico prior to the Salsa explosion of 69-70

Shirley Grant

Khawuleza. (Hurry Mama Hurry)..what the South African Children would say to their mothers when they saw the brutal white police...Dear GOD!!!, their times are coming, if not all ready here...KARMA!!!

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Memory Malunga

I'm proud and feel grateful to say, I was somewhere in that crowd at this concert.

Leah Phiri

@Duarte Nuno Cabugueira nice you are lucky

Leah Phiri

Are you sure I enjoy it thank you

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