Mwalimu wetu hapendi kelele

Lyrics - Swahili

(Folk song from Tanzania)

Mwalimu wetu hapendi kelele,
anapenda nyimbo na vigelegele,
akivaa khanga inamsumbua
akivaa tenge mawingu ya mvua.

English Translation - Our teacher does not like noise

Our teacher does not like noise,
he loves songs and shouts,
wearing a khanga* bothers him
wearing tenge** rain clouds.

*khanga = colorful piece of clothing (source)
**tenge = rain clouds (source)

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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