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Water No Get Enemy
Fela Kuti Lyrics


T'o ba fe lo we omi l'o ma'lo
If you wan' go wash, na water you go use

T'o ba fe se'be omi l'o ma'lo
If you want cook soup, na water you go use

T'o ri ba n'gbona o omi l'ero re
If your head dey hot, na water go cool am

T'omo ba n'dagba omi l'o ma'lo
If your child dey grow, na water he go use

If water kill your child, na water you go use
T'omi ba p'omo e o omi na lo ma'lo

Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Nothing without water
Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Omi o l'ota o

Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!
I dey talk of Black man power
Water, him not get enemy!
I dey talk of Black power, I say
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!

Lyrics © F.K.O. Music, EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: KUTI FELA ANIKULAPO

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Mac McMac

T'o ba fe lo we omi l'o ma'lo
If you wan' go wash, na water you go use

T'o ba fe se'be omi l'o ma'lo
If you want cook soup, na water you go use

T'o ri ba n'gbona o omi l'ero re
If your head dey hot, na water go cool am

T'omo ba n'dagba omi l'o ma'lo
If your child dey grow, na water he go use

If water kill your child, na water you go use
T'omi ba p'omo e o omi na lo ma'lo

Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Nothing without water
Ko s'ohun to'le se k'o ma lo'mi o
Omi o l'ota o

Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!
I dey talk of Black man power
Water, him not get enemy!
I dey talk of Black power, I say
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
If you fight am, unless you wan die
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
I say water no get enemy
Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!
Omi o l'ota o
Water, him not get enemy!



All comments from YouTube:

Duke Nukem

To those just discovering the magic of Fela Kuti, enjoy the ride.

Audio Pervert

Given that Fela Kuti was deeply inspired by James Brown's success as a black man in America, yet few speak about the hate and prejudice that he harboured against homosexuality and certain white folks. Pathetic euro-centric institutions appointed Fela Kuti as an "ambassador of human rights". Kuti, a classic megalomaniac towards the end of his life, the erstwhile 'afro-cult' struck down by AIDS, he started calling his music “African classical music” – and is quoted in a new film saying "you wouldn’t expect composers like Mozart or Beethoven to write three-minute numbers, so why should I?" What's worse certain popular liberal musicians (Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel etc) remained 'mute' about Fela having multiple wives and spurting hatred for LGBTQ folks.

Fils de Jean Noir

Yup. Black magic on acid on steroids!

iLLimitable Recordings

Much obliged.

HUZTLE MAYNE

Right On My Brother ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿This Very Funky

ANDY LUMEH© Ministries, Evangelist. My Father's Kingdom, Chelsea Black Church, London

@Harry Heath



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Sergio Сандовал Sandoval

I discovered Fela Kuti, in the 90's he was already dead, I'm from Mexico city, and his music is very relaxing; I hear the trumpets, like the Mexican Mariachi band, Africa is the Mother of music

Sergio Сандовал Sandoval

@Manzi Masozera In a interview to Carlos Santana, the question is "in your spare time what music do you listen to "? And he replies "like in an airplane, I listen to African music, all the sounds of music are there, rock, contemporary, jazz, Latin...Etc."

Sergio Сандовал Sandoval

@Mr. Dachi 🥰

S G

I know this comment is old but the occupation of the moors and the transatlantic slave trade brought spanish and African culture in contact for a long time. Also the first African in America settled in what is now Mexico. We have a long history together.

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