fie.nipa,

Sweet Mother

"Sweet mother" yɛ ndwom.

"Sweet mother" ne kasa no yɛ Pijin.

Nkasafua.

Sesa, Rocafil Jazz
Presenting to you, Sweet Mother

Chorus

Sweet mother, I no go forget you
For this suffer, wey you suffer for me eh
Sweet mother, I no go forget you
For this suffer, wey you suffer for me eh

Verse 1
When I dey cry
My mother she go carry me
She go say "my pikin'
Wey thing you dey cry oh oh
Stop-stop (3x)
And make you no cry again oh

When I want sleep
My mother go bed me
She go lie me well well for bed oh
She cover me cloth
Say make me sleep
Sleep sleep, my pikin oh

When I dey hungry
My mother go run up and down
She go find me something wey I go chop o
Sweet mother, ah ah
Sweet mother, oh oh

Say, my sweet mother

When I dey sick
My mother go cry cry cry
She go say instead when I go die
Then make she die oh
She go pray God
Gold help me, God help me
Oh, my pikin o

Ao, my mother o
If I no sleep
My mother no go sleep
If I no chop
My mother no go chop
She no dey tire ah
Sweet mother
I no go forget this suffer wey you suffer me eh eh
Sweet mother eh eh
Sweet mother eh oh

Sweet mother I no go forget you o
For the suffer wey you suffer for me

And If I should forget you
Therefore I forget my life
The air I breathe
Ei, sesa
I dare you all men
Dare you not forget your mother
For if you forget your mother
You've lost your life

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2

When I dey cry
My mother she go carry me
She go say "my pikin'
Wey thing you dey cry ei ei
Stop-stop (3x)
And make you no cry again oh

Oh my mother, oh sorry

When I want sleep
My mother go bed me
She go lie me well well for bed oh
She cover me cloth
Say make me sleep
Sleep sleep, my pikin oh

When I dey hungry
Mty mother go run up and down
She go find me something wey I go chop o
Sweet mother, ei ei ei
Sweet mother, oh hey ei

When I dey sick
My mother go cry cry cry
She go say instead when I go die
Then make she die oh
She go pray God
Gold help me, God help me
Oh, my pikin o

If I no sleep
My mother no go sleep
If I no chop
My mother no go chop
She no dey tire ah
Sweet mother
I no go forget this suffer wey you suffer me ei ei
Sweet mother eh eh
Sweet mother eh oh

Oh, sweet mother
I no go forget you o
For the suffer wey you suffer for me

Yei, my mother
You are the one who suffer for me

Ma, Susan, my sweet mother
You are the one who suffer for me

My sweet mother, I no go forget you
My sweet mother wey suffer for me
When I dey cry
My mother go cry
She no knowo wetin go do
"You no well?
Na wetin dey worry you my pikin?"
You fit get another wife
You fit get another husband
But you fit get another mother?
No!

My mother is great, greater than the world

When I dey hungry
Mty mother go run up and down
She go find me something wey I go chop o
Sweet mother, ei ei ei
Sweet mother, oh hey ei

When I dey sick
My mother go cry cry cry
She go say instead when I go die
Then make she die oh
She go pray God
Gold help me, God help me
Oh, my pikin o

If I no sleep
My mother no go sleep
If I no chop
My mother no go chop
She no dey tire ah
Sweet mother
I no go forget this suffer wey you suffer me ei ei
Sweet mother ah ah
Sweet mother ei ei ei

Sweet mother ah ah
Sweet mother ei ei ei

Sweet mother ah ah
Sweet mother ei ei ei

© Prince Nico Mbarga
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