Coulibaly
Amadou & Mariam Lyrics


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Coulibaly massassi
Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Coulibaly massassi
Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé

Coulou bina
Coulou ma dimi
Mogo Binary Gears Coulou ma dimi
Eh Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulou bina
Coulou ma dimi
Mogo Binary Gears Coulou ma dimi
Eh Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly massassi
Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Coulibaly massassi
Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé

Coulibaly massassi

Djigui tougou
Coulou be mi
Djigui sé mé
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Djigui tougou
Coulou be mi
Djigui sé mé
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi

Kanou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Fourou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Kanou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Fourou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly massassi
Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Coulibaly massassi
Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé

Coulibaly massassi

Coulou bina
Coulou ma dimi
Mogo bina
Coula ma dimi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Digui tougou
Coulou bé mi
Digui sémé
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly bitou si ou
Coulibaly massassi
Mianga la couli baliou
Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi




Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song Coulibaly by Amadou & Mariam tell the story of a man named Coulibaly who is admired by all who know him. The refrain "Coulibaly massassi" is a term of praise and respect for the man, which is repeated throughout the song. The verses describe Coulibaly's strength and charisma, and his ability to bring people together. The lines "Watongan digui sé me aoula dé" and "Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé" translate to "He brings people together, and they all love him."


The song also references the importance of Allah in Coulibaly's life. The line "Et Allah coulibaly massassi" is repeated several times, emphasizing the idea that Coulibaly's strength and success are ultimately attributable to his faith. There are also references to "mogo binary gears," which could refer to a type of traditional African armor, or could have a more metaphorical meaning related to Coulibaly's fortitude and resilience.


Overall, the lyrics of Coulibaly paint a picture of a man who is admired and respected by all who know him, and who has achieved great success through strength, charisma, and faith.


Line by Line Meaning

Coulibaly massassi
Repeated affirmation of the name 'Coulibaly Massassi'


Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Men and women come to greet (Coulibaly Massassi)


Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé
Children come to greet (Coulibaly Massassi)


Coulou bina
A small dove


Coulou ma dimi
The small dove dies


Mogo Binary Gears Coulou ma dimi
The person named 'Binary Gears' kills the small dove


Eh Allah coulibaly massassi
Oh God (please help) Coulibaly Massassi


Djigui tougou
The donkey's back


Coulou be mi
The small dove is not (there)


Djigui sé mé
On the top of the back


Et Allah coulibaly massassi
And Allah (please help) Coulibaly Massassi


Kanou gnogon
The horse's legs


Fourou gnogon
The mule's legs


Coulibaly massassi
Repeated affirmation of the name 'Coulibaly Massassi'


Mogo bina
The person named 'Bina'


Digui tougou
The donkey's back


Digui sémé
On the top of the back


Coulibaly bitou si ou
Coulibaly, put your arms around me


Mianga la couli baliou
The parents of the bride and the groom




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: AMADOU BAGAYOKO

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Comments from YouTube:

@laobazou1238

Fier d'être un Coulibaly .merci pour l'hommage. C'est l'Afrique qui gagne

@blessedlove2113

Encore encore

@davidscobie296

My favorite guitar work! Genius! The guitar line hangs behind the beat beautifully.

@bintoucoulibaly3222

Merci pour nous les coulibaly masasi

@souleymanecoulibaly4928

Fier d'être un Coulibaly

@jhonadms8253

Soumaila coulibaly la bonne chanson pour tous les coulibaly merci Amadou et mariam

@gbonplecoulibaly635

fier d,etre coulibaly

@tiki-turin

these two always bring it but this track and the vibe is so good ❤

@FREETHINKITOVA

Love from USA ❤️

@baccoulibaly7099

COULIBALY et fier🥰🦸

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