"Mulembe" is a greeting in Lugisu, my language. It is a language spoken by a people who live on the western slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda. When literally translated it means "peace." The person being greeted would also respond with the same, "Mulembe." This greeting serves the purpose of declaring no intention of harm. Therefore, I welcome everyone to this blog with, "Mulembe!"

Nov 18, 2011

Wanahamuna, The Peanut or G-Nut Thief



Wanahamuna – by Immy Rose and Jim Lassiter.  Sung to the tune of The Lion Sleeps Tonight – G C G D

Tsya iyoyo, tsya iyoyo, tsye yoyoyo
Tsya iyoyo, tsya iyoyo, tsye yoyoyo

Chorus
Wanahamuna, wanahamuna, wanahamuna, wanahamuna
Wanahamuna, wanahamuna, wanahamuna, wanahamuna

V1
In Mbale, upon Wanale
A squirrel makes his home
In Mbale, upon Wanale
A squirrel makes his home

V2
In a village, a Gishu village
The squirrel steals g-nuts
In a village, a Gishu village
The squirrel steals g-nuts – Chorus

V3
Nyondo farmers, they chase the squirrel
To save their g-nut crops
Nyondo farmers, they chase the squirrel
To save their g-nut crops

V4
But the squirrel, the naughty squirrel
He laughs and runs away
He’s not worried, no he’s not worried
He’ll come another day – Chorus

Tsya iyoyo, tsya iyoyo, tsye yoyoyo
Tsya iyoyo, tsya iyoyo, tsye yoyoyo

1 comment:

Immy Rose said...

This is just for fun. We are not trying to go to Hollywood!