Lyrics of the song Djoukourou by Oumou Sangaré

can somebody help me finding the lyrics of this song? Thank you

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Hi Morly! Welcome to the Forum. I posted your request in the #requests:request-song-lyrics category.

Aw ni ce an ka taa kanubagaw ! Djoukourou means ‘buttocks’.

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Aw ce ! Djoukourou means bottom.

(Ko, kɔ kɔrɔ dɔn baka mana k"I la)
When you have a supporter)

(I tɛ Malo la mɔgɔ ma o kɔ)
You won’t be shy from anyone anymore

( Kɔ kɔrɔ dɔn baka mana k’i la)
When you have a supporter

(I tɛ siran na mɔgɔ ɲe )
You won’t fear anyone

(Jigi mɔgɔ mana k’i la )
When you have someone on whom you rely

( I tɛ kaba la kunko kɔnɔ)
You won’t be surprised before any problem

( Kɔ kɔrɔ dɔn baka mana kɛ la)
When you have a supporter

( I tɛ malo la mɔgɔ ma)
You won’t be shy from everyone

( I m’ini jukuru dɛ ne ye kuyi)
If your buttock lean on something still
“Proverb” meaning : if you rely on something as a support.

(Kɔ kɔrɔ dɔn baka de i la)
It’s because you have a supporter

(Mɔgɔnifin jukuru dɛ ne ye kuyi)
A person with his buttock lean on something still

(Kɔ kɔrɔ dɔn baka de i la)
You have a supporter

(Furu muso jukuru dɛ ye kuyi )
A spouse with buttock lean on something still, she rely on a good husband

( Furu kɛ /ce jukuru dɛ ne ye kuyi)
A husband with buttock lean on something still

(Furu muso ɲuman de i kɔ kɔrɔ)
You rely on a good spouse

(Dɔnkilidala jukuru le kuyi)
A singer with buttock lean on something still
(Fɔlikɛla ɲuman de ye i kɔ kɔrɔ)

(Jukuru dɛ kɛlen kuyi)
Buttock lean on something else

It’s because you rely on a supporter

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I ni ce @Omar!

This is incredibly helpful to see :slight_smile: I ni baara!

Oumou is always a little tough since she doesn’t sing in standard Bambara.

I took the liberty of taking a stab at it and I’m pasting it below.

How would you feel about us (i.e., @Christy, you and I) continuing to work on it (using a Google Doc which is a better solution than the Forum for collaboration and editing) and then adding it to the Lyrics Library with all of our names?


Round 2

Ko, kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga mana kɛ i la
They say that when you have a supporter

I tɛ malola mɔgɔ ma o kɔ
You don’t shy away from anyone no more

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga mana kɛ i la
When you have a supporter

I tɛ siranna mɔgɔ si ɲɛ
You don’t fear anyone

Jigimɔgɔ mana kɛ i la
When you have someone you can count on

I tɛ kabala kunko kɔnɔ
You aren’t be surprised by any problem

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga mana kɛ i la
When you have a supporter

I tɛ malola mɔgɔ ma
You don’t shy away from anyone no more

I min’i jukuru dɛ ne/le ye kuyi
If your butt leans on something indeed [[NOTE: “I jukuru dɛ le ye koyi” is an expression used to say something like ‘If you rely on something as a support’. “I jukuru” means ‘your butt’ (cf. “i jukɔrɔ” in standard Bambara")]]

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga le/de i la
It’s because you have a supporter

Jukuru dɛ ne/le kuyi
A butt leans on something

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga le/de i la
You have a supporter

Mɔgɔninfin jukuru dɛ ne/le ye kuyi
A person’s butt leans on something indeed

Jukuru dɛ ne/le kuyi
A butt leans on something

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga de/le i la
You have a supporter

Short Interlude 0:49

_Furumuso jukuru dɛ le/ne ye kuyi _
A wive’s butt leans on something indeed

Furukɛ ɲuman le/de ye i kɔ kɔrɔ/kɔdɔ
She relies on a good husband

Furukɛ jukuru dɛ le/ne ye kuyi
A husband’s butt leans on something indeed

Furumuso ɲuman le/de ye i kɔ kɔrɔ/kɔdɔ
He relies on a good wife

Jukuru dɛ ne/le kuyi
A butt leans on something else

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga de/le i la
You have a supporter

Dɔnkilidala/lala jukuru dɛ le kuyi
A singer with butt lean on something still

Fɔlila/Fɔlikɛla ɲuman le/de ye i kɔ kɔrɔ/kɔdɔ
A good musician is behind you

Jukuru dɛ kɛlen kuyi
A butt leans on something else

Mɔgɔninfin jukuru dɛ ne/le ye kuyi
A person’s butt leans on something indeed

Cɛ! Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga! Ɛ Ala!
Man! A supporer! Oh Lord!

Jukuru dɛ ne/le kuyi
A butt leans on something else

Kɔkɔrɔdɔnbaga de/le i la
You have a supporter

Interlude until 2:20

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Coleman,i ni ce i ka baara ɲuman na

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@coleman , i ni ce i ka hakili ɲuman na…
It’s please to me to be working with you and @Christy . I believe that together we can.

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