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Subtitle

FREEDOM TO LIVE

Freedom to Life is governed by the cosmic force of Yaya, Nana, Grandmother Spider. 

Yaya Congo Song

Ayitian Kreyol

Legba Yaya Captain  o
Rat la mange pijon mwen
Jezi marie Joseph o
Rat la mange pijon mwen
Rat pase
Sourit pase
Zazolit pase

Balancé yaya Yaya o
Yaya madan mango balancé yaya
Mwen fe priyè mwen, se pou yaya

Balancé yaya Yaya o
Yaya madan mango balancé yaya
Men ti poulet sa se pou yaya

Balancé yaya Yaya o
Yaya madan mango balancé yaya
Ti chapo pay sa se pou yaya

Balancé yaya Yaya o
Yaya madan mango balancé yaya
Talon kikit sa se pou yaya


English (Literal Translation)

Legba, Yaya, Captain oh,
A rat ate my pigeon,
Jesus, Mary, Joseph oh,
A rat ate my pigeon,
A rat went by,
A mouse went by,
A lizard went by.

"Swing Yaya, Yaya oh."
Mrs. Mango swings Yaya,
All my prayers are for Yaya.

"Swing Yaya, Yaya oh."
Mrs. Mango swings Yaya.
The chicken is for Yaya.

"Swing Yaya, Yaya oh."
Mrs. Mango swings Yaya.
The little straw hat is for Yaya.

"Swing Yaya, Yaya oh."
Mrs. Mango swings Yaya.
These high heels shoes are for Yaya.

*This song has been altered multiple times by foreign forces to our lands. This version brings it back to the Gods of our ancestors.