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OsuMarassa Consciousness

     Providing resources grounded in wholism, nature and African spirit-ritual traditions

Center for Evolutionary Spiritual Development

hOriZone Women Gathering Song

Ayitian Kreyol

Jezi marie Joseph 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)

Jesus, Mary, Joseph 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.

*Note most songs have a literal and esoteric meaning. Ayitian children songs are loaded with dual meanings. We teach the deeper meaning in class.

*We learn relevant songs during classes. Those are shared in person.