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Congo Bara
Keskidee Trio Lyrics


Prizonnyè lévé, mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Mété limyè bay kongo séléwa

Prizonnyè lévé, mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Kongo Bara ka pléwé pou mwen

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

... I pèdi baton-li
Samdi, Madi i plis ki maléré

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Gwanpapa-mwen, i mò lendi maten
Manman-mwen ka pléwé pou mwen

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Judge and jury goin' try me for murder

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

The Greyhound sòti an Tunapun
Kongo ba yo bwa fè , yo déviré

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Lendi, madi i djabman dézolé

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Kongo bara , kongo lawa
Kongo sèmanté i ké mawon

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Mété limyè , sòti nou ka mandé

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Atilla, beginner épi Tiger
Nou ka chanté ____ America

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Mété limyè bay séléwa-la

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Kongo bara, i plis ki dézolé
Kongo bara, i djabman danjéré

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

Mété limyè bay kongo bara
Mété limyè bay Pharaoh

Prizonnyè lévé Mété limyè bay kongo bara

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Jose Antonio Perez Moya

muy buena

Juan Carlos Reina Leal

CONGO BARA
Digital archive of Decca 78 RPM single 17257 A;
Congo Bara - by Keskidee Trio (Raymond Quevedo [Atilla], Egbert Moore [Lord Beginner] and Neville Marcano [The Tiger])
Accompanied by Gerald Clark And His Caribbean Serenaders
℗1935 Decca Records, Inc.

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay Congo se lewa
Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Congo Bara ------

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

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Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

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Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Judge and jury goin' try me for murder

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

The Greyhound sorti a Tunapun
Congo bay yo pa te yo devirey

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
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Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Congo Bara, Congo
Congo --------------------

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere -------------------

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

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Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay ------ Bara

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay se lewa la

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

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Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara
Mettez lumiere bay Bara -------------

Prisonniers levez, mettez lumiere bay Congo Bara

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance! .............................................................................................

Guanaguanare: the laughing gull: Congo Bara (Kalinda)
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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

David Jean-bart

Congo Bara - by Keskidee Trio (Raymond Quevedo [Atilla], Egbert Moore [Lord Beginner] and Neville Marcano [The Tiger])

Congo Barra – Kiskidee Trio
Chorus:
Prizonye leve
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
(Prisoners arise
Give Congo Bara some light)
[Show him the way or cast a spell on him]

Atilla:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye bay Kongo, se lewa
(Give Congo some light, he is the king)

Tiger:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Kongo Bara ka-plewe pou mwen
(Give Congo Bara some light
Congo Bara is crying for me)

Atilla:
Lamen plen, i fe ti baton-li
Samdi, Madi, i vin pli malewe
(His hand is full, he has made his stick
Saturday, Tuesday, he becomes more unhappy)

Tiger:
Gwan papa-mwen, i mourn a Dig Martin
Mama-mwen ka plere pou mwen
(My grandfather mourns in Diego Martin
My mother is weeping for me)

Beginner:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
(Judge and jury go try me for murder)

Atilla:
The Greyhound drop me at Tunapun
Kongo bay-yo pa fe yo devire
(The bus picked me up at Tunapuna
Congo, give them, don’t let them come back)

Tiger:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Lendi, Madi, djab,mwen dezole
(Give Congo Bara some light
Monday Tuesday, hell! Devil, I’m sad)

Beginner:
Kongo Bara, konga lewa
Kongo te mete, i ke mara
Congo Bara, Congo the King

Atilla:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye soti, nou ka-mande
(Give some light to Congo Bara
Give light - we are asking to get out)

Tiger:
Atilla, Bigina, epi Tayga
Nou ka-chante ou son Amerika
(Atilla, Beginner and Tiger
We are singing a song in America)

Beginner:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye ba-i, se lewa, la
(Give Congo Bara some light
Give him light, he’s the king)

Atilla:
Kongo Bara, i sick, i dezole
Kongo Bara, i sav mwen danjere
(Kongo Bara, he’s sick, he’s unhappy
Congo Bara, he knows I’m dangerous)

Tiger:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye ba Bara, o
(Give Congo Bara some light
Give Bara light, oh)



All comments from YouTube:

Juan Carlos Reina Leal

¡Muchas Gracias!, esta canción se canta también en Venezuela, en los Carnavales de El Callao, del Estado Bolívar. Me gustaría saber el significado de su letra, ¿podría usted traducirla al ingles o al francés? que de ahí en adelante yo la traduciría al español
Thank you very much! This song is also sung in Venezuela, in the Carnival of El Callao, of the Bolivar State. I would like to know the meaning of lyrics, could you translate it into English or French? That from then on I would translate it into Spanish

Annalise Springer

Wow

David Jean-bart

@Juan Carlos Reina Leal de nada

Juan Carlos Reina Leal

​@David Jean-bart Muchas gracias por tu aporte, Thank you very much for your contribution, Merci beaucoup pour votre contribution,

David Jean-bart

Congo Bara - by Keskidee Trio (Raymond Quevedo [Atilla], Egbert Moore [Lord Beginner] and Neville Marcano [The Tiger])

Congo Barra – Kiskidee Trio
Chorus:
Prizonye leve
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
(Prisoners arise
Give Congo Bara some light)
[Show him the way or cast a spell on him]

Atilla:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye bay Kongo, se lewa
(Give Congo some light, he is the king)

Tiger:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Kongo Bara ka-plewe pou mwen
(Give Congo Bara some light
Congo Bara is crying for me)

Atilla:
Lamen plen, i fe ti baton-li
Samdi, Madi, i vin pli malewe
(His hand is full, he has made his stick
Saturday, Tuesday, he becomes more unhappy)

Tiger:
Gwan papa-mwen, i mourn a Dig Martin
Mama-mwen ka plere pou mwen
(My grandfather mourns in Diego Martin
My mother is weeping for me)

Beginner:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
(Judge and jury go try me for murder)

Atilla:
The Greyhound drop me at Tunapun
Kongo bay-yo pa fe yo devire
(The bus picked me up at Tunapuna
Congo, give them, don’t let them come back)

Tiger:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Lendi, Madi, djab,mwen dezole
(Give Congo Bara some light
Monday Tuesday, hell! Devil, I’m sad)

Beginner:
Kongo Bara, konga lewa
Kongo te mete, i ke mara
Congo Bara, Congo the King

Atilla:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye soti, nou ka-mande
(Give some light to Congo Bara
Give light - we are asking to get out)

Tiger:
Atilla, Bigina, epi Tayga
Nou ka-chante ou son Amerika
(Atilla, Beginner and Tiger
We are singing a song in America)

Beginner:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye ba-i, se lewa, la
(Give Congo Bara some light
Give him light, he’s the king)

Atilla:
Kongo Bara, i sick, i dezole
Kongo Bara, i sav mwen danjere
(Kongo Bara, he’s sick, he’s unhappy
Congo Bara, he knows I’m dangerous)

Tiger:
Mete limye bay Kongo Bara
Mete limye ba Bara, o
(Give Congo Bara some light
Give Bara light, oh)

Félix Vicuña

@Guillermo Sanchez mil gracias

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Nnamdi Hodge

Jamen vlé li fwèti baton-li

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