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Janie Mama calypso - translation??

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GUEST,Berkshire Beatbox 29 Nov 09 - 08:40 AM
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Subject: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: GUEST,Berkshire Beatbox
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 08:40 AM

In our singing group recently we learned a calypso song, Janie Mama. The lyrics go:

Janie Mama   Janie Mama   Janie Mama   Janie Mama

Ya tu suzika    I ya turnmina

Ya tu yavana    Hey yavana    Turnmina   Suzika


It would be good to know what the words mean, if anyone out there can help. I'm not even sure what language they're in - "ya tu" sounds Spanish to me, but I'm guessing it might be some kind of Patois language.

Many thanks for any help!


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: GUEST,AALIYAH
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 11:30 AM

I KNOW IT MEANS THANK YOU SO MUCH


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 25 Feb 10 - 04:43 PM

I tried Google Translator. The only language that gave anything was Swahili, and that didn't much help. It would help some if you knew the country of origin, as it may be a Patois of some sort. The song is quite pretty and gentle, and is primarily aimed at the early grade level, i.e. 3,4,5.


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 02:09 PM

It actually means I have know something you don't know


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 03:38 PM

Can't find these words in the Caribbean dictionaries available to me.
Lyrics on line have differences in spelling.
Supposedly Jamaican mento.


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 05:53 PM

If someone can find what those words are, then we might learn what the song's about.


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 01:33 PM

Turnmina, Suzika and Yavana are all girls' names. Ya tu..., I ya... and Hey... are all "Hi there! I see you!.." types of greetings. So basically, the song is greeting these girls, and Janie Mama as well. The origin is Spanish.


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 04:40 PM

Eliza, where did you find that?


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 05:02 PM

I am familiar with ya tu sabes which in Spanish means "Ya know," "You already know," "You know what I mean," or similar. I cannot tie the expression to this song, however.

I know of no Spanish (or Caribbean) girl's names, "Turnmina, Yavana, nor Sukika."

As previously noted, these words ar spelled differently or broken into syllables in versions of the lyrics posted online.

No such song is listed in mento.com


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: GUEST,jossie q
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 05:09 AM

i am learning it as well and i need help


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 05:03 PM

Does it have to mean something?
A typical nonsense song, and English is the language. It sounds calypso, but may have originated outside the Caribbean. It may be related to the Latin American melody variously titled Jannie Mama, Jenny Mama, etc.

Sheet music here: http://www.mtrs.co.uk/subscriptions/Downloads/support/vocal_activities.pdf
The song is labeled "calypso."

I have found nothing on its origin.


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: Paul Burke
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 07:28 PM

Why not ask the person teaching you what it means? It's a bit irresponsible to sing a song in another language without understanding- it might translate as "Die Straße frei den braunen Batallionen."


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 08:20 PM

Or it might be a subversive message to children. DUH!


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Subject: RE: Janie Mama calypso - translation??
From: GUEST,school girl kholoud ali
Date: 25 Sep 13 - 02:05 PM

Great song were even learning it in school


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