The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151170   Message #3525889
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Jun-13 - 03:00 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Tina Singu
Subject: ADD: Tina
Here are the notes and lyrics from the booklet for the Joe Hickerson/Folksmiths album titled We've Got Some Singing to Do.

TINA comes from the tiny country of Basutoland in Southern Africa. It appears in the Cooperative Recreation Service pocket songbook, CHANSONS DE NOTRE CHALET. There are two editions of this book, the second of which gives the literal translation as, "We are the burning fire; we burn; we burn." TINA, KUM BA YAH, and DEEP BLUE SEA, became the favorite songs at most of the camps which the Folksmiths visited.

PART ONE:
TINA, singu, leluvutaeo,)
Watcha, watcha, watcha.) (2)

PART TWO:
A. Watcha, watcha, watcha, watcha, watcha. (2)
B. La, la la la la la la, etc.