Tuesday, April 23, 2024
THREE BROODS ARE PLAYING

THREE BROODS ARE PLAYING

– Ọmọdé Mẹ́ta Ńs’eré (YORUBA)

Omode m’eta ns’ere,

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Okan lo’un yo g’ope,

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Og’ope! Og’ope! Og’ope!

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Omode m’eta ns’ere,

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Okan lo’un yo t’arun,

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Ota’run! Ota’run! Ota’run!

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Omode m’eta ns’ere,

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Okan lo’un yo we’kun,

Ere o, e-ere ayo.

Owe’kun! Owe’kun! owe’kun!

Ere o, e-ere ayooooooooooo!

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA)

Three broods are playing,

Playing – full of excitement.

One says he would climb the palm tree,

Playing – full of excitement.

Palm-climber! Palm-climber! Palm-climber!

Playing – full of excitement.

Three broods are playing,

Playing – full of excitement.

One says he would shoot at the sky,

Playing – full of excitement.

Sky-shooter! Sky-shooter! Sky-shooter!

Playing – full of excitement.

Three broods are playing,

Playing – full of excitement.

One says he would swim across the sea,

Playing – full of excitement.

Sea-swimmer! Sea-swimmer! Sea-swimmer!

Playing – full of excitement.

IMAGE: Three broods are playing.

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