Originally posted by sonhouseYou might be a little disappointed in the translation...
This is one great song, wish I knew what the words said. Great guitar playing! Check out the site!
Originally posted by FreakyKBHOh well, it's a great sounding song and playing nonetheless! What language is that anyway? Do you speak it?
You might be a little disappointed in the translation...
"Go, (have a nice trip),
I shall not forget advice from mum.
Go, be wise, and God will put down the hand (on you.)"
Originally posted by sonhouseIf I am understanding it correctly, the first part is in Kinkongo and the rest is in Lingala. I speak nor understand either.
Oh well, it's a great sounding song and playing nonetheless! What language is that anyway? Do you speak it?
It's interesting, I figured out the chord structure, at least in the A part, it is an exact duplicate of Ralph McTell's "Streets of London"! Same rhythm also! I wonder if they ever heard that song? It seems unlikely since the McTell song is what, 30 ...[text shortened]... by now and those youngsters look way too young to have been exposed to it. Way interesting!
Originally posted by sonhouseSomewhat Gordon Lightfoot-ish.
Here is a link to 'Streets of London' by Ralph McTell CA 1976:
Here is another live link, just himself, the audience clearly loves that song! It's a better version than the orchestrated one in the last link.
He does it in the key of D, capo on second fret but the chords are the same as the South African kids. See if you can see the similarity.