Black Man's Cry
Fela Kuti Lyrics


Black man's cry
One, two, three, eh
Nijo wo la ma bo o o
L'oko eru
Nijo wo la ma bo o o o o
L'oko eru
A o bo njokan o o o, eh
L'oko eru
A o bo njokan o o o
L'oko eru
A o no njokan o
Eh
Eh, jeh he eh he eh
Jeh he eh he eh, eh
Talo so fun mipe awo dudu ti mo gbe sara mi oda o o
Emu wa ki nri o
Eh
Eh, jeh he eh jeh he eh
Ehn
Eh jeh jeh
Jebu jebu jay jay jay
Jebu jebu jebu jay jay jay
Jebu jebu jay jay jay
Jebu jay jay jay
Eh
Nijo wo la ma bo o o
L'oko eru
A a bo njokan o, eh
L'oko eru
A o bo njokan o o
L'oko eru
A o bo njokan o
Eh
Eh, jeh he eh he eh
Jeh he eh he eh, eh
He know, he know, he know, he know, know
Eh, jeh he eh he eh
Jeh he eh he eh, eh
Eh
He nay nay nay, he nay nay
Ehn
Nijo wo la ma bo o o
L'oko eru o
Nijo wo la ma bo o o o
L'oko eru o
A a bo njokan o
L'oko eru o
A o bo njokan o o
L'oko eru o
S'engbo eh, S'engbo eh, S'engbo ehn ehn
Talo so fun mipe awo dudu ti mo gbe sara mi oda o
Emu wa ki nri o
Emu wa ki nri o o o eh eh eh eh eh
Ehn
Talo so fun yin pe awo dudu ti e gbe s'ara yin oda o
E mu wa k'eri o
Oh eh
Je he eh he eh
Ko s'oun to da bi awo dudu ti e gbe sara yin eh eh eh
E wo yin dada o
E wo yin dada eh, ehn
Ko s'osun to da bi awo dudu ti mo gbe sara mi o
E wo mi dada o
E wo mi dada eh, eh
Ye, ye he ye he ye ye
Ehn
That's the Black Man's cry
Listen one more time for the black man's cry
Ye, ye he ye he ye ye
Get it one more time
Ye, ye he ye he ye ye
N de de nde
Dede nde, ehn
N de de de nde de ndede
Nde dede nde
One more time, the black man's cry
Ye, ye he ye he ye ye
Black man's cry
Eh
Ye, ye he ye he ye
Ye he ye he ye
Ye
Ye, ye he ye he ye
Ye he ye he ye, eh
Eh, Nde ndede
Nde, ndedede
Eh
Ye, ye he ye he ye
Ye he ye he ye
Eh
Nde ndede
Nde, ndedede
Jebu jebu jay jay jay
Jebu jebu jebu jay jay jay
Jebu jebu jay jay jay
Jebu jay jay jay
Eh
Uhn!

Writer(s): Fela Kuti

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Eugene Fontenot

Lenny Kravitz brought me hear! Who else did Lenny Kravitz bring hear? 😂

Cheree Wright

Me too!

Son S

Me

Peligroso Joe

🙋‍♂️

Juliette Adams

Yea Lenny Kravitz brought me hear too. What a joy 😊

Anuk Heru

Lol..me too 😎🤷🏽‍♂️

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YesGregYes

Lenny Kravitz named dropped this song in Men's Health. My God! What a revelation. ❤️🎶🌟

#BlackMansCry

La Flare

He got me 😂 😂

Derek Soyemi

My uncle Bob was playing alto sax on this track. I used to look out the window in my granddad's house in Lagos and watch from upstairs the view while I vibed to this tune blaring out of the radio. This sound brought Ginger Baker pronto to Lagos in the '70's to learn the afro beat rhythm from the master...

Jay Nichols

What a memory thank you for sharing 🎷

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