Lady
Kuti Lyrics


If you call am woman
African woman no go 'gree
She go say, she go say, "I be lady, oh"

She go say, "I be lady, oh"

She go say, "I be lady"
She go say, "I no be woman"
She go say, "Market woman na woman"
She go say, "I be lady"

I want tell you about lady
I want tell you about lady
I want tell you about lady

She go say him equal to man
She go say him get power like man
She go say anything man do himself fit do

I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you

She go want take cigar before anybody
She go want make you open door for am
She go want make man wash plate
For am, for kitchen

She want salute man
She go, sit down for chair
She want salute man
She go, sit down for chair

She want sit down
For table before anybody
She want sit down
For table before anybody

She want a piece of meat
Before anybody
She want a piece of meat
Before anybody

Call am for dance
She go dance lady dance
Call am for dance
She go dance lady dance

African woman go dance
She go dance the fire dance
African woman go dance
She go dance the fire dance

She know him man na master
She go cook for am
She go do anything he say

But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so

Lady na master
Lady na master

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Written by: FELA KUTI

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Fela Kuti – Lady Lyrics

If you call am woman
African woman no go 'gree
She go say, she go say, "I be lady, oh"

She go say, "I be lady, oh"

She go say, "I be lady"
She go say, "I no be woman"
She go say, "Market woman na woman"
She go say, "I be lady"

I want tell you about lady
I want tell you about lady
I want tell you about lady

She go say him equal to man
She go say him get power like man
She go say anything man do himself fit do

I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you

She go want take cigar before anybody
She go want make you open door for am
She go want make man wash plate
For am, for kitchen

She want salute man
She go, sit down for chair
She want salute man
She go, sit down for chair

She want sit down
For table before anybody
She want sit down
For table before anybody

She want a piece of meat
Before anybody
She want a piece of meat
Before anybody

Call am for dance
She go dance lady dance
Call am for dance
She go dance lady dance

African woman go dance
She go dance the fire dance
African woman go dance
She go dance the fire dance

She know him man na master
She go cook for am
She go do anything he say

But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so

Lady na master
Lady na master



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Lady, by Fela Kuti (with translation and analysis at end of lyric)

If you call am woman
African woman no go 'gree
She go say, she go say, "I be lady, oh"
She go say, "I be lady, oh"
She go say, "I be lady"
She go say, "I no be woman"
She go say, "Market woman na woman"
She go say, "I be lady"
I want tell you about lady
I want tell you about lady
I want tell you about lady
She go say him equal to man
She go say him get power like man
She go say anything man do himself fit do
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you finish
I never tell you
She go want take cigar before anybody
She go want make you open door for am
She go want make man wash plate
For am, for kitchen
She want salute man
She go, sit down for chair
She want salute man
She go, sit down for chair
She want sit down
For table before anybody
She want sit down
For table before anybody
She want a piece of meat
Before anybody
She want a piece of meat
Before anybody
Call am for dance
She go dance lady dance
Call am for dance
She go dance lady dance
African woman go dance
She go dance the fire dance
African woman go dance
She go dance the fire dance
She know him man na master
She go cook for am
She go do anything he say
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
But lady, no be so
Lady na master
Lady na master


TRANSLATION and ANALYSIS: from

https://www.msafropolitan.com/2013/08/african-feminist-analysis-fela-lady.html
TRANSLATION:
If you call her a woman an African woman will not listen
She will tell you she is a lady



*CHORUS*: She will tell you she is a lady (repeated several times)



Let me tell you about this “lady”
She believes she is equal to men
She believes she is as powerful as men
She will tell you that she can do anything men can do
Let me tell you

She is not ashamed of smoking in front of anyone

She demands that you open doors for her
She expects her man to do the dishes in her kitchen
She will sit down on a chair before saluting a man



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