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Yoruba Adage Poem Eye Melo T’olongo W’aye 

YORUBA VERSION

Eye m’elo t’olongo w’aye? T’olongo!
Okan dudu aro, T’olongo!
Okan rere osun, T’olongo!
So-so-so f’iru ba’le, So o o!
So-so-so f’iru ba’le, So o o!!!

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
(NOTE: ‘Eye olongo’ in Yoruba means ‘robin bird’ in English. ‘T’olongo w’aye’ seems like the short form of ‘to olongo wa aye,’ which means ‘follows robin to the world.’)
How many birds followed robin to the world?
Followed robin!
One was blue like indigo,
Followed robin!
The other was red like camwood,
Followed robin!
Dashing-dashing-dashing tales in the sand!
Dashing!
Dashing-dashing-dashing tales in the sand!
Dashing!!!
Source & Written By: Dele Ajaja

 

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