Shosholoza


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This song is often referred to as South Africa’s second national anthem. It is a Nguni song originally sung by men who traveled from Zimbabwe to South Africa to work in the gold mines. It has a mix of Zulu and Ndebele lyrics. (source) (source)


Lyrics

Shosholoza
Kulezo ntaba
Stimela siphume South Africa (repeat)

Wen’ uyabaleka
Kulezo ntaba
Stimela siphume South Africa

Translation – Go Forward

Go forward (shoo-shoo sounds like a train)
from those mountains
on this train from South Africa (repeat)

You are running away
from those mountains
on this train from South Africa (source)


See also


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Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords in 2 keys (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen



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