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CoumbaGawlo

That is Senegalese singer Coumba Gawlo singing Miriam Makeba’s first hit song, “Pata Pata”. The song has been done many times (click on the following links to hear them on YouTube):

I am surprised that no one in America has made a hit song out of it.

I like Gawlo’s version the best. I love that guitar at the beginning. It went to #2 in France in 1998. The words are in Xhosa. Xhosa is a South African language that has clicks in it and you can hear that in Makeba’s version.

Gawlo does some talking in her version. It is not Xhosa nor does it sound like French, so I am guessing it is Wolof.

Lyrics:

Saguguka sathi beka
(Nantsi, pata pata)
Saguguka sathi beka
(Yiyo, pata pata)
Yi yo mama yiyo mama
(Nantsi, pata pata)
Yi yo mama yiyo mama
(Yiyo, pata pata)

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marthawashI used to play this song to death. The woman in the video is model Katrin Quinol from Guadeloupe. She is only lip synching. The voice belongs to Martha Wash, who got no royalties from the music video till she took Black Box to court.

Lyrics:
Tell me what you want and nothing more, more, more….
Yeah-yeahhhhhhhhhh

I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know anybody else

I’ll tell you what I know so well
Your love is standing tall and swell
Why! Come on out and hear him say
Gonna get you now! Gonna get to you!
We’re livin’ by this inspiration

Come on, baby, come on!
You ‘n’ nobody else
Come on, baby, come on !
Just walk this way
Come on, baby, come on !
You ‘n’ nobody else
I wanna take you ! So close to you !

Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me

Can’t you say it to my eyes, to my face ?
There’s no need to wait
Gonna get you now ! Gonna get to you !
We’re livin’ by this inspiration

Come on, baby, come on!
You ‘n’ nobody else
Come on, baby, come on !
Just walk this way
Come on, baby, come on !
You ‘n’ nobody else
I wanna take you ! So close to you !

Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me

I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know anybody else

I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know anybody else

Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me
Just gotta touch me, touch me

Just gotta touch me, touch me

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