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This song (the title sometimes includes the words “Soldiers’ Song”) is about the joy of living. It is unknown exactly what the lyrics refer to. (source)

Lyrics - Kiluba (from Katanga Province in southern Congo)

(Congolese folk song)

Sisi, sisi, dolada,
Yaku sine ladu banaha.
Sisi, sisi, dolada,
Yaku sine ladu banaha.

Banaha, banaha,
Yaku sine ladu banaha.
Banaha, banaha,
Yaku sine ladu banaha.

Ha, banaha,
Yaku sine ladu banaha.
Ha, banaha,
Yaku sine ladu banaha.

English Translation - Banana

At the foot of the pineapple tree
Yaku ladles a banana into his aunt’s red hat.
At the foot of the pineapple tree
Yaku ladles a banana into his aunt’s red hat.

Banana, banana,
Yaku ladles a banana into his aunt’s red hat.
Banana, banana,
Yaku ladles a banana into his aunt’s red hat.

Ha, banana,
Yaku ladles a banana into his aunt’s red hat.
Ha, banana,
Yaku ladles a banana into his aunt’s red hat.

See also

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

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