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Published on Aug 23, 2008

Milyamba is about the hard life of the woman in the senegalese country side.

Sister Fa - Milyamba (English)

1. Verse
Well dressed this morning you go out to use your time
You don't take your time to walk slowly as in spring
You do not give so much importance to the ones who say
That the life in the countryside is difficult
Because you little Sister live the easy life
To go shopping you have your nice car
You drive with it like a small nightingale
Meanwhile me all morning I go to the rice fields
With my child in my back I go kilometres
Dressed in rags as if I had nothing else
To live happy I have to accept this work
For it I use all my energy without any sorrow
And to prove my braveness I start a simpl croon

2. Verse
With the burning sun right in the middle of the day
We brave women work there in fields
like slaves in one of these plantations
We take care of our harvest with attention
Avoiding to step on it, that is affection
While you in your well air-conditioned room
You make your siesta without risk to be traumatized
While I think of it your room is well flavoured
And your curtains protect you from the sun
Sleep well little Sister because you do not have any worries
The life which I live is the law of nature
My injured feet even tough wearing sandals
Which I take off as soon as I arrive in front of my door
A very small nearly empty bowl is all that they bring me
And the fruit of my job is what I bring in.

3. Verse
My hard hands do not deny the contact with the mortar
My body is damaged from my head up to my heels
Certain dresses like trousers you never wear it
The last sunrays I use them to preparer with sweat in my kitchen
My running tears hurt my pride
I work with naked upper part of the body even if it is a bit wild
Work hard to nourish my children, that it is my work
I have to do it before shame devastates me
To have a rest I back out in my hut
My mat loopholed by thumbtacks and fleas till the soil
Which bite me all over my body and which prevent me to sleep.

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Sister Fa
  • Album

    • Can I Get A Witness? - 30 Years, 30 Artists, 30 Titles
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • [Merlin] K7 Records (on behalf of Piranha), and 3 Music Rights Societies


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