Bahia Lyrics

by Angelique Kidjo

Aburo, orè ni gbogbowa, ewa ka lolé
Aburo, ibi kan ni wao, kamura si ifè
Ouidah ni ilé ti bahia
Ti émin mon wa, ri yin lénin o

Bahia, bahia, bahia, bahia, bahia, bahia

Ilé ti babawa djinan, awa fè lolé
Bahia ilou ti awa lenin, okpè gan si ilé

Ogun ti awon agbalagba, shé kalè foun wa o
Logbé wa lo si bahia, gbé gbogbowa kpo

Bahia, bahia, bahia, bahia, bahia, bahia

Odjo ikadé wa m'bowa o, ti ale rira wa
Ewa ka moura foun odjo yin, ninou oyaya
Oluwa foun wa ni ayé, edjè ka du kpè
Bahia kpa gbogbowa kpo, iréti wa lonan

Aburo, orè ni gbogbowa, ewa ka lolé
Aburo, ibi kan ni wao, kamura si ifè
Ouidah ni ilé ti bahia
Ti émin mon wa, ri yin lénin o

Oré ifé ayé ilé, oré ifé ayé ilé...

Aburo, orè ni gbogbowa, ewa ka lolé
Aburo, ibi kan ni wao, kamura si ifè
Ouidah ni ilé ti bahia
Ti émin mon wa, ri yin lénin o

Oré ifé ayé ilé, oré ifé ayé ilé...

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TRANSLATION:
Bahia is so far from Motherland
But the spirit is still alive
One day we'll come together
I want to cross that bridge
It leads from Ouidah to Bahia