https://www.duolingo.com/iTyrion

Baba Yetu - A great song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noneMROp_E8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJiHDmyhE1A

For ppl inside China: http://music.163.com/#/song?id=5048953

If you are a "Civilization" fan, you sure will remember this song :)
Actually, this song is my first reason/urge to learn Swahili.

Lyric:
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
我们的父
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
你是在天上的,阿门!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
我们的父
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
你是在天上的,阿门!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣
Utupe leo chakula chetu
我们日用的饮食,今日赐给我们
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
求你赦免
Makosa yetu, hey!
我们的罪债!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
如同我们免了…
Waliotukosea usitutie
别人的债;不叫我们
Katika majaribu, lakini
遇见试探
Utuokoe, na yule, milelea milele!
拯救我们,你是自有永有!
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
我们的父
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
你是在天上的,阿门!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
我们的父
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
你是在天上的,阿门!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣
Ufalme wako ufike utakalo
愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意
Lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. (Amina)
行在地上,如同行在天上。(阿门)
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
我们的父
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
你是在天上的,阿门!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
我们的父
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
你是在天上的,阿门!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣
Utupe leo chakula chetu
我们日用的饮食,今日赐给我们
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
求你赦免
Makosa yetu, hey!
我们的罪债!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
如同我们免了…
Waliotukosea usitutie
别人的债;不叫我们…
Katika majaribu, lakini
遇见试探
Utuokoe, na yule, simama mwehu
拯救我们,你是自有永有!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
我们的父
Jina lako litukuzwe.
愿人尊你的名为圣

February 25, 2017

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos

"Actually, this song is my first reason/urge to learn Swahili." Exactly the same for me. The next reasons/urges were these songs:

SaRaha - "Shemeji"
SaRaha - "Kizunguzungu"

More poppy, which normally isn't really my thing, but I did like these, and anyway, it was mostly for the language.

After that, I decided to learn exactly nothing about the language until the Duolingo course was released. (Unfortunately, I still want to wait a bit longer for the audio, but it should be soon now, hopefully.)

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaGuaGua

YAS ITS SOOO GOOD I LISTEN TO IT MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

My kids sing this song so much I almost can't take it any more.

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Theluji

This is a really good song, thank you for sharing!

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HakeemEvrenoglu

There is even a Rock Band custom made for this song xD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUgqYcWTP2s

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/iTyrion

Cool !! The lines of this video are especially helpful.
Thanks for sharing :)

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cinderty

We sang this song in my childrens' choir years ago. It's such a beautiful song, it's what drove me to pick up Swahili :) Soweto Gospel Choir FTW

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jrh008

I do love the song, but just a note. The lyrics do not include "Yesu." "Yetu is repeated twice. The song is a rendition of the "Our Father" or "Lord's Prayer" which goes as follows:

Baba Yetu uliye mbinguni, jina lako litukuzwe; ufalme wako ufike, utakalo lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. Utupe leo mkate wetu wa kila siku, utusamehe makosa yetu, kama tunavyowasamehe na sisi waliotukosea. Usitutie katika kishawishi, lakini utuopoe maovuni. Amina.

March 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Meinomiswuascht

And it's not really East African music style. I'd say it's more southern African.

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CAugustusM

It's a truly multicultural song. It's in an African language, composed in a Western choral style by a person of Chinese descent.

May 24, 2017
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