Let's Start
Fela Kuti Lyrics


We're gonna start our live recording right now
We gonna play for you our first tune tonight
It's gonna be about four tunes
And the first tune is called
O l'oun t'awa se n'yara
Je k'abere
Now, which means...
Let's start what we have come into the room to do
(Fela chuckles)
Right on

Here goes...
One, two, three

Ehn, ehn, eh, oh, oh

O l'oun t'awa se ni'yara o o
Je k'abere, ehn, ehn, eh
Ma s'oju binti binti si mi o o
Je k'abere, ehn, eh, eh
Ma s'oju mi o seri si mi o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o

Eh, oh, ehn

Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Oya o o oya o
Oya o o o
Oya o o oya o
Oya o o o
Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Bo ara o, o bo ara o o

Eh

O l'oun t'awa se ni'yara o o
Je k'abere, ehn, ehn
Ma s'oju mi o seri si mi o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o

Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Bo ara o o, bo ara o o
Oya o o oya o
Oya o o o
Oya o o oya o
Oya o o o
Bo ara o o, bo'ra o o
Oya o o oya o
Oya o o o

Eh, eh, ehn, ehn, ehn, ehn, eh

O l'oun t'awa se ni'yara o o
Je k'abere, ehn, ehn, ehn, eh
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Ehn, ehn ehn je k'abere
Ose
Ehn, bo ara
Ehn, ehn, ehn oya o
Je k'abere
Ehn, ehn, ehn ose
Ehn, ma bo
Bo'ra o
Ehn, ose ose
Oya o o
Ehn, ehn
Oya o o o
Je k'abere
Oh oh
Oya o
Oya o o
Je k'abere
Oya o o o
Je k'abere
O ya o o o
Je k'abere

Writer(s): Valentine Bartee, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, Ransome Kuti Fela, Charles Stewart, Eric Krasno

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Comments from YouTube:

Derek Iversen

Don't let the TOTAL AMAZINGNESS of this song freak you out, just motherfucking dance and you're gonna be fine.

SynthJohn

RIP Fela and Ginger. Hope they are jamming in the great concert in the sky. ❤❤❤❤

magnnum song

RIP Ginger Baker...you came, you saw and you conquered.

Ocean Tide Records

This tune is crazy, fela kuti and ginger baker, a match made in heaven

sofia daisy canchis rocha

Esta musica si que esta en los corazones de todos los peruanos, impacto muchismo, aun ahora nos hace estremecer al recordar, nuestras fiestas , momentos y amigos, gracias por ponerla.

ishedolewz

Rest in peace Ginger Baker...

SAXONWAX

first time the pills went through my blood this is what it felt like.

JooJoo Shrimp

yup

dannyegbe 2000

Fela kuti is the greatest artist that has ever existed in Nigeria and Africa.

Tony Dele

This Is Where Funk Began, Thank God For Africa And Thank God For giving us Fela may he rest in peace..........

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