Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Down in Africa" Lyrics

[photograph on left: Victoria Falls; on right: Table Mountain above Cape Town, S. Africa]

(all the capitals of African countries):Gabarone, Capetown, Mbabane, Maputo, Maseru, Pretoria, Windhoek, Bujumbura, Kigali, Kinshasa, Lusaka, Harare, Luanda, Las Palmas, Porto Novo, Yaounde, Sao Tome, Brazzaville, Libreville, Bangui, Malabo, Abuja, Lome, Ouagadougou, Accra, Abidjan, Bissau, Freetown, Conakry, Monrovia, Dakar, Banjul, Ndjamena, Niamey, El Aaiun, Nouakchott, Rabat, Bamako, Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, Al Kahira, Praia, Al Khartoum, Djibouti, Asmara, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dodoma, Mogadishu, Kampala, Lilongwe ... hey, hey, hey ... Moroni, Antananarivo ..............

The sun beats down on the baobab tree, down in Africa.The air is good and the heat is free, down in Africa.When it's warm the cicada sings and all around him the bushfeldt rings.The mamba bites and the scorpion stings, down in Africa.

People singin' from the day they're born, down in Africa.They drink their milk and they eat their corn, down in Africa.They got no car and they got no phone, but they don't miss what they don't own,They got this land and they call it home, down in Africa.

chorus: Down in Africa, land of milk and honey, I should know, Down in Africa, if you've got the money, well, you should go!

Religion, yes, well they got a few, down...From the black and Arab and the white man, too, down...They got their spirits and they got their gods, The bishop don't like it, but he give a nod -Still, he rule the people with an iron rod, down...

Politics - it is a curious thing, down...With the president and the tribal king, down ...They sit in the shade of the village tree and talk about it 'til they all agree - Then they sing and dance at the ceremony, down ...


Kilimanjaro is a marvelous sight, down...With a million stars under the whispering night, down...They got bright fishes and they got big game, and places for a holiday, if that's your aim -And alot of things to eat you can't say the name of down...

The sun beats down on the endless land, down...But the beach is lovely with the cool, white sand, down...When it's hot, you think you'll go insane! Then, you're running for cover from the tropical rain -And in half an hour it is sunny again, down....


Video for these lyrics can be seen on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUzwfIgtqSI
A shortened version of this song can be heard at: http://hashtonealley.mymusicstream.com/ .
There's a video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgCR8Jeznv8, posted by Arne Sorenson of Marriott Hotels

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot for the great post
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