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Lyr Req: Kokoleoko (Liberian folk song)

GUEST,Sheila 21 Oct 10 - 10:21 PM
Joe Offer 22 Oct 10 - 01:20 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Nov 10 - 01:58 PM
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Subject: kokoleoko-liberian folk song
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 10:21 PM

Hi. I'm seeking any information about this Liberian folk song: translations, performers, authors (if any), rituals, etc. I've found this: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=kokoleoko&x=18&y=17, plus a few youtube performances,
but it doesn't help much with the meaning. I know something about a rooster and cockadoodle-doo.
Thanks for any help.

Sheila


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Subject: ADD: Kokoleoko
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 01:20 AM

This page (click) has lyrics for this and other African songs. Cute song.
-Joe-


KOKOLEOKO
(Folk melody from Liberia)

Chorus:
KOKOLEOKO, MAMA, KOKOLEOKO
KOKOLEOKO, CHICKEN CROWING FOR DAY.

ONE MORE ROUND TETE, ONE MORE ROUND,
ONE MORE ROUND, CHICKEN CROWING FOR DAY

Chorus
TAKE YOUR TIME, CHICKEN , TAKE YOUR TIME
TAKE YOUR TIME, CHICKEN CROWING FOR DAY

Chorus
Kokoleoko is African 'cockadoodle doo'.

A YouTube Video teaches the song, parts, and motions....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kokoleoko (Liberian folk song)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 01:58 PM

The oldest reference I can find to KOKOLEOKO is in African Songs (Delaware, Ohio: [Cooperative Recreation Service], ©1958), 32 pages.

From the cover: "The Music Department of Antioch College joined the Cooperative Recreation Service in sponsoring at Antioch College, May 10, 1957, an African Folk Music Work Shop. From the work shop and additional sources has come this sampler of African folk music."

This information from Google Books and Worldcat.org.


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