Lyrics - Swahili

(Folk song from Tanzania)

Simama kaa, simama kaa
Ruka, ruka, ruka, simama kaa. (repeat)

Tembea kimbia, tembea kimbia
Ruka, ruka, ruka, simama kaa. (repeat)

English Translation - Stand still

Stand still, stand still
Jump, jump, jump, stand still. (repeat)

Walk run, walk run
Jump, jump, jump, stand still. (repeat)

Movement

Version 1
  • Simple movements can be made to go with the meaning of the lyrics.
Version 2
  • Ms. 1-2 = Clap R, Clap L (half note beats)
  • Ms. 3-4 = Repeat Ms. 1-2
  • Ms. 5-6 = Clap, R hand tap chest, L hand tap chest, R hand pat knee, L hand pat knee, R foot stomp, L foot stomp (quarter note beats: 7 beats & 1 quarter rest)

Pattern repeats.

See also

YouTube

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

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