Lyrics - Swahili

(Folk song from Kenya & Tanzania)

Ukuti, ukuti
Wa mnazi, wa mnazi (repeat 3 times)
Ukipata upepo
Watete.. watete.. watetemeka.

English Translation - Coconut tree branch

Branch (or straw), branch,
Of coconut, of coconut (repeat 3 times)

When the wind blows
It rattles.. and rattles.. and rattles.


Formation: Students stand in a circle holding hands.

Students circle around while singing. On “Ukipata upepo,” students go faster until the end, when they drop to the ground. (source)

See also


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

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