Saturday, November 19, 2016

A song translation for my Highland Nilote friend Angie who laughs about the tales in One man Guitar Music.



Sam Kĩnuthia- Wairurĩ

Wairurĩ, let the neck of the pastor go.
Wairurĩ, Stop strangling the pastor,
Let them bring you a gown, I will marry you too
I will have two wives whatever happens will happen.

I Kĩnuthia, when I was released from Mathare(mental hospital)
And my Wairurĩ was put back  in.
So I went to home to Kĩambogo, to my mother  Wairimũ
I started to go to Catholic church every Sunday.
 So Satan went to God and asked permission to ruin my life
Like he did for Job
And because fleshly eyes just see fleshly things
 The devil visited my home wearing a red Kaunda suit.

Wairurĩ, let the neck of the pastor go.
Wairurĩ, Stop strangling the pastor,
Let them bring you a gown, I will marry you too
I will have two wives whatever happens will happen

When a thief is stealing, he wears a suit
 When the police is working, he is wearing a suit
 So satan appeared to my mother in visions.
And she said- son, I’m growing old, a person does not shoot like a tree,
You better marry.

The word says we obey parents, I didn’t ask any question,
I just went to the priest and told him about the visions
 And the priest said- that is God’s doing, choose whomever you like-

Wairurĩ, let the neck of the pastor go.
Wairurĩ, Stop strangling the pastor,
Let them bring you a gown, I will marry you too
I will have two wives whatever happens will happen

My fleshy eyes showed me Lucy Karĩmi, who had been brought up with rice since childhood
So we prepared a wedding and we announced
 On radio, the newspaper even in the television
 My wedding was in July
Wairurĩ had been released in May and while at home in Karatina,she heard
Kĩnuthia was marrying Lucy Karĩmi.

Wairurĩ, let the neck of the pastor go.
Wairurĩ, Stop strangling the pastor,
Let them bring you a gown, I will marry you too
I will have two wives whatever happens will happen.
(some mad guitar)


the video  is not as great as the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt-zvjNxbOA

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