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Wassiye
Habib Koité Lyrics


Wassiye wassiye ne la diya souro
Wassiye den kourani dine ma souro
Den kourani yoro be kera kera wassiye
Den muso ni yoro be kera kera wassiye

Wassiye ne la diya kounou souro wassiye wassiya gnogon vere
Dine ma souro
Den musoni yorobe kera kera kon muso
Den kourani yorobe kera iko wassala

(For all the happy fathers, you have just had a daughter who looks very much like your wife. You are blessed now with two wives at home)

A genekisse ye wassi taye
A dagola fana ye wassi taye
A tchie kisse ye wassi taye
A boto kala fanaye wassi taye

I ya ye I ye wassi ye (bis)
Wassi yene la diya
Iyaye Iyaye wassive moussoye (bis)

Writer(s): HABIB KOITE

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Maura Alia Badji

Wassiye by Habib Koite & Bamamda - Ma Ya CD

Wassiye Wassiye ne la diya souro
Wassiye den kourani dine ma souro
Den kourani yoro be kera kera wassiye
Den muso ni yoro be kera kera wassiye

Wassiye ne la diya koundu souro wassiye yassiya gnogon yere
Dine ma souro

Den musoni yorobe kera kera kon muso
Den kourani yorobe kera iko wassala

A genekisse ye wassi taye
A dagola fana ye wassi taye
A tchie kisse ye wassi taye
A boto kala fanaye wassi taye

I ya ye i ye wassiye
Yassi yene la diya
Iyaye iyaye wassive moussoye

English translation:
For all the happy fathers, you have just had a daughter who looks very much like your wife. You are blessed now with two wives at home.



All comments from YouTube:

Cheryl White

Habib is so amazing! If you don't believe, just ask Eric Clapton & many others that he's inspired!!!!

m g

I discovered Habib Koité when I bought Ma Ya 20 years ago. Going through the next several bad years... he often got me through the day, hour minute. I wish I could read (or better yet, understand) the lyrics. I love to sing along in different languages, even if I don’t know the meaning. (I make sure no one hears me - it’s not pretty, but it is fun).  

“Don’t Smoke!” Instant joy with singing along and dancing. I still have that CD! Played it last week! (Yes, I'm old. I have an old boom box. There you go).

luis ambriz nava

Lo mejor en PUTUMAYO, permite disfrutar y conocer la belleza del lenguaje musical autóctono, de lo mas representativo de los pueblos de nuestro hermoso e irrepetible planeta La Tierra.

Rosa

Best Marimba Solo EVER.  Most soul in a live performance from all... Much love!

Jessica Morales

Esta música me alegra el corazón! Gracias!!!

Dominic King

When you read of all the hardship and terrible things that happen in Mother Africa, your heart is so sad, but then Africa produces this - outstanding

Mel Bee

But you do know great things happened in Africa, the mother of science, medicine and democratic communities....but you have to know Africa PRE Colonialsm to know these things

Still Learning

Some of the best art, music, and expression comes from war torn lands. <3

Mariana Dátola

Cómo se puede conseguir la traducción al español de esta hermosa canción? Gracias!

Afranio Melo

Maravilhoso, como nos orgulha ter nossas raízes culturais ligadas a mãe África

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