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Thread #79655 Message #1444625
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Mar-05 - 02:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bantu Original Words to 'Somagwaza'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bantu Original Words to 'Somagwaza'
Hi, Chico - it's in Pete Seeger's Incompleat Folksinger, chorus (with tune) only. Apparently, though, it came from a book called Choral Folksongs of the Bantu, by Williams and Maselwa, published in 1960 by G. Schirmer.
I gather from the PP&M Website that the song comes from the Williams/Maselwa book, and that Pete Seeger wrote the translation of the verses - so maybe the Williams/Maselwa book has the Bantu lyrics.
So, now all we have to do is find the Williams/Maselwa book....
Great song, isn't it?