M'bifé
Amadou & Mariam Lyrics


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Chéri né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Chéri né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Tjéni né bifé
Tjéni na té fé
Ka na né maloya(??)
Tjéni né bifé
Serre-moi dans ta main
Tjéni né bifé
Embrasse-moi chéri
Tjéni né bifé (x2)
Ka na ta ka né to
Tjéni né bifé
Jarabi M'bifé
Serre-moi dans ta main
Ka na ta ka né to
Embrasse-moi chéri
Chéri je t'aime
Tjéni né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Serre-moi dans ta main
Ka na né maloya
Embrasse-moi chéri




Ka na né maloya
Chéri je t'aime (x2)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Amadou & Mariam's song M'bifé are in a West African language spoken in Mali called Bambara. The song is a love song about a man and a woman, who express their love for each other in various ways. In the first verse, the woman says "Chéri né bifé" which translates to "Darling, I love you" and in the second line "Ka na ta ka né to" which means "I will never leave you." She repeats this verse throughout the song, emphasizing her love for her partner and how they will never separate.


In the next verse, the man responds with "Tjéni né bifé" which translates to "My love for you", and in the second line "Tjéni na té fé" which means "Will never die." He also repeats this verse several times in the song, solidifying his love for his partner and how it will never fade away. The rest of the lyrics are a combination of the two expressing their love in different ways, such as "Serre-moi dans ta main" (Hold me in your hand) and "Embrasse-moi chéri" (Kiss me darling).


Overall, the song is a beautiful expression of love between two people who are deeply connected and committed to each other. The repetition of the phrases "Chéri né bifé" and "Tjéni né bifé" throughout the song creates a powerful and emotional atmosphere that captures the depth of their love for each other.


Line by Line Meaning

Chéri né bifé
My dear, let's unite


Ka na ta ka né to
In this world, let's be together


Tjéni né bifé
My love, let's unite


Tjéni na té fé
Our love will never fade


Ka na né maloya(??)
Not sure, no meaning provided in the lyrics


Serre-moi dans ta main
Hold me tight in your hand


Embrasse-moi chéri
Kiss me, darling


Jarabi M'bifé
Not sure, no meaning provided in the lyrics


Chéri je t'aime
My love, I love you




Lyrics © REVA SONS, RADIO BEMBA, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: MARIAM DOUMBIA, MANU CHAO

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@mgurru3458

Chéri né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Chéri né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Tjéni né bifé
Tjéni na té fé
Ka na né maloya(??)
Tjéni né bifé
Serre-moi dans ta main
Tjéni né bifé
Embrasse-moi chéri
Tjéni né bifé (x2)
Ka na ta ka né to
Tjéni né bifé
Jarabi M'bifé
Serre-moi dans ta main
Ka na ta ka né to
Embrasse-moi chéri
Chéri je t'aime
Tjéni né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Serre-moi dans ta main
Ka na né maloya
Embrasse-moi chéri
Ka na né maloya
Chéri je t'aime (x2)



All comments from YouTube:

@ned_biggs

This needs to be 15 minutes longer!

@noarnoar7775

Manu chao qui accompagne derrière avec sa voix !

@poppychoppy5091

Oh my god! How can something be so utterly beautiful!! ❤️

@mgurru3458

Chéri né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Chéri né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Tjéni né bifé
Tjéni na té fé
Ka na né maloya(??)
Tjéni né bifé
Serre-moi dans ta main
Tjéni né bifé
Embrasse-moi chéri
Tjéni né bifé (x2)
Ka na ta ka né to
Tjéni né bifé
Jarabi M'bifé
Serre-moi dans ta main
Ka na ta ka né to
Embrasse-moi chéri
Chéri je t'aime
Tjéni né bifé
Ka na ta ka né to
Serre-moi dans ta main
Ka na né maloya
Embrasse-moi chéri
Ka na né maloya
Chéri je t'aime (x2)

@yaminamrs453

Merci :)

@vishsri

Thank you thank you... This song and the melody ...is like a streak from the skies

@rogerio.amancio

SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES!!! LOVE THIS SONG FOREVER!!!

@bogdanstevic6835

Bro Im going to see them

@rogerio.amancio

@@bogdanstevic6835 What a privilege. I wish I could too. Blessings from Brasil 🇧🇷 ❤️

@savi3sounds

this music is so beautiful. I can't understand a word of it but it sounds wonderful.

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