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Jahaji Bhai (1995) Lyrics

By Brother Marvin

Lyrics Jahaji Bhai, Brotherhood of the Boat by Brother Marvin
Classic Soca Lyrics 1995


One of the best trini unity song!



Kumayaho Zindaweyo
Kumayah Zindawey Aya-Ayayo
I am the seed of meh father
He is the seed of meh grandfather
Who is the seed of Bahut Ajah [great grandfather]
He came from Calcutta
Ah stick and ah bag on he shoulder
He turban and he kapra
So I am part seed of India

The indentureship and the slavery
Bind together two races in unity
Achcha dosti (good friend)
There was no more Mother Africa
No more Mother India, just Mother Trini
Janmabhoomi (my home)
My Bahut Ajah planted sugarcane
Down in the Caroni plain
So Ramlogan, Basdeo, Prakash and I
Is Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

I would be ah disgrace to Allah
If I choose race, creed or colour
Bahut Ajah had to make that journey
For I to have Zindagee [life]
So it is ah great privilege
To have such unique heritage
Fifty percent Africa, fifty percent India

I have "do chuttee" (two holidays)
Emancipation and Arrival Day
Aant bhala so bhala
Since Fatel Rozack made the journey
150 years gone already
Bahut achcha... [very good]
Whether you're Hindu, Muslim or Christian
Let's walk this land hand in hand
We could only prosper if we try
As Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

Kumayaho Zindaweyo
Kumayah Zindawey Ayayo
Kumayaho Zindaweyo
O mera dost mera saathi [o my friend, my companion]
Kumayah Zindawey Ayayo
Chal tahalna ek matt [let's stroll together]
Kumayaho Zindaweyo
O mera dost mera saathi [o my friend, my companion]
Kumayah Zindawey Ayayo
Chal tahalna ek matt [let's stroll together]
Agal bagal.... [side by side]

For those who playing ignorant
Talking bout true African descendant
If yuh want to know de truth
Take ah trip back to yuh roots
And somewhere on that journey
Yuh go see ah man in ah dhoti
Saying he prayers in front of ah jhandi
jhandi

Then and only then you'll understand
What is ah cosmopolitan nation
Haat melawo [let's join hands]
There's no room for prejudice at all
United we stand, divided we'll fall
Bete baat ko garro [child, pay heed to what I'm saying]
So to all races here in Trinbago
Aapko kalyan ho dhaniaho [may you be blessed, may you prosper]
Let us live as one under the sky
As Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

Indo and Afro Trinibagian,
We should learn to be one
Our Ancestors came by boat,
is the salt water in yuh throat
--?
Great grand pa and grand mama
One was ah slave and one was indentured

But the religion or color
Didn't interere with their love for one another (nahe nahe)
I am the proof of racial unity
And that is the way everybody should be (Achcha sante)
Everybody should have the tone in their prayer
Let show each other we care
As we all know --?

Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

Kumayaho Zindaweyo

Lyrics submitted by on Jun 25, 2011 .

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