Bigi kaiman

Lyrics - Sranan Tongo

(Folk song from Suriname)

Bigi kaiman, kaiman, kaiman,
Bigi kaiman djomp’a liba bari tjoewe-tjoewe. (repeat)

A bari tjoewe-tjoewe. A bari tjoewe-tjoewe.
Bigi kaiman djomp’a liba bari tjoewe-tjoewe. (repeat)

Translation – Big Caiman*

Big caiman, caiman, caiman,
Big caiman jumped into the river shouting, “Beware, beware!” (repeat)

He shouted “Beware, beware!” He shouted “Beware, beware!”
Big caiman jumped into the river shouting, “Beware, beware!” (repeat)
(source)

*A caiman is similar to an alligator or crocodile.

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