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photoblog image Sweet Mother

Sweet Mother

When I dey cry, my mother go carry me--she go say,  
my pikin wetin you dey cry ye, ye,  
stop stop, stop stop make you no cry again oh.

When I wan sleep, my mother go pet me,  
she go lie me well well for bed,  
she cover me cloth, sing me to sleep,  
sleep sleep my pikin oh.

When I dey hungry, my mother go run up and down.  
she go find me something wey I go chop oh. 

Sweet mother I no go forget you for the suffer wey you suffer for me 

When I dey sick, my mother go cry, cry, cry,  
she go say instead when I go die make she die. 

O, she go beg God,  
"God help me, God help, my pikin oh." 

-- Prince Nico Mbarga, 1976

Sweet Mother

When I dey cry, my mother go carry me--she go say,  
my pikin wetin you dey cry ye, ye,  
stop stop, stop stop make you no cry again oh.

When I wan sleep, my mother go pet me,  
she go lie me well well for bed,  
she cover me cloth, sing me to sleep,  
sleep sleep my pikin oh.

When I dey hungry, my mother go run up and down.  
she go find me something wey I go chop oh. 

Sweet mother I no go forget you for the suffer wey you suffer for me 

When I dey sick, my mother go cry, cry, cry,  
she go say instead when I go die make she die. 

O, she go beg God,  
"God help me, God help, my pikin oh." 

-- Prince Nico Mbarga, 1976

comments (6)

Awww..very sweet.
Abisola Fatokun: thanks bridge!
Nice capture. I have that song playing in my head right now smile
Abisola Fatokun: yeah... it's a very catchy song.
What a touching picture. Well done!
Abisola Fatokun: thanks Richard. I was experimenting with tones when I was processing the shot and here's the result.
  • Funlola Jolaoso
  • nigeria
  • 13 Feb 2008, 11:51
What a wonderful picture of my nephew!And your right sweet mother indeed!
Abisola Fatokun: Yes, Funlola. Sweet mother indeed! I have loads and loads of shots of him but I will only permit myself to post these two... I'll be handing the rest over to his parents wink thanks for dropping by.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2008, 14:27
LOL!!!!!
nice one grin
Abisola Fatokun: hope you're still singing the song in your head...
  • Noa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Feb 2008, 22:17
Nice shot. I like the angle
Abisola Fatokun: Thanks Noa. I had to get close to them for this shot, hence the angle. smile

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