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  1. Auntie's Song (Yangalele)

From the album The Land of Yangalele

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Auntie's Song (Yangalele)

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Dallas singing, shaker, penny whistle
Siama whistling, rumba box, guitar, balafon
David Tullis drums

Guitar chords: C F G F

Lyrics

Yangalele, yangalele, yangalele, yangalele.

When I stepped out this morning there were a lot of cars zooming by but a little bird landed on a branch right in front of me so I said, “Hey, muana ndege. Sangonini?” And the little bird said, “Sangote! Doo doot doo…” whistling

On the corner, I saw a yellow school bus pulling away and there was a mom and a little kid there, waving goodbye so I said, “Hey, mtoto. Sangonini?” And my little neighbor said, “Sangote! Doo doot doo…” whistling

Yangalele, yangalele, yangalele, yangalele. Make it a good day, a good day, oh, my Tantine say (repeat)

As I reached the park I ran into my auntie. I call her Tantine. She always wears fun, colorful clothes and she’s so happy. I said, “Mbote, Tantine! Sangonini?” And my Tantine said, “Sangote! Yangalele, yangalele...”

Make it a good day, a good day, oh, my Tantine say. (repeat)

Yangalele, Yangalele, Yangalele, Yangalele.

Hello, Hola, Mbote, Han, Habari, Genki, Sangonini, Oli otya, Boozhoo, Bonjour, Nabad Miyaa, Nyob zoo, Whas’up? Whas’up? Whas’up? Yo! Yo! Yo!

Oh, my Tantine say,
Yangalele, yangalele, yangalele, yangalele.

Make it a good day, Tantine say. Make it a good day, a good day, oh, my Tantine say. repeat
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Yangalele (yawn-gaw-LAY-lay) means “happiness” in Kikongo.
Lingala words: Sangonini (“How are you?”), Sangote (“Doing great!”), Tantine (Aunt).
Greetings: Hello (English), Hola (Spanish), Mbote (Kikongo), Han (Dakota), Habari (Swahili), Genki (Japanese), Sangonini (Lingala), Oli otya (Ugandan), Boozhoo (Ojibwe), Bonjour (French), Nyob zoo (Hmong), Nabad miyaa (Somali), Whas’up? Yo! (American slang)