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African Homeland Song

 
Color Purple Soundtrack - Musical, 2005
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African Homeland Nettie

Dear celie, dear celie, dear celie,



Celie

Nettie!

Nettie

Dear celie, oh, i love you.

Years go by and still you're with me.

All we share is one big sky.

I pray for your reply.

I teach your children a-b-cs

For a missionary family.

These babies sent by god are yours,

Nettie & celie

Adam and olivia - alive, alive!

Nettie

I vibrated like a bell

When i saw the african coast.

And i kneeled down and thanked god.

Celie

Thank god

Nettie & celie

Thank god

Nettie

For letting us see the land

Where our mothers and fathers died.

African homeland, homeland.

Nettie & celie

Land of my people, people,

All

People!

Nettie

We are going to be working with a tribe called the olinka.

Chief

Linga

Villagers

Linga

Chief

Oba

Villagers

Oba

Chief

Batuwanga

Men

Ada doon da yay

Chief

Linga

Villagers

Linga

Chief

Oba

Villagers

Oba

Chief

Batuwanga

Men

Ada doon da yay

Chief & villagers

Linga

Nettie

Linga

Chief & villagers

Oba

Nettie

Oba

Chief & villagers

Batuwanga

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Chief, villagers, celie & kids

Linga

Nettie

We are

Chief, villagers, celie & kids

Oba

Nettie

Happy

Nettie

At the center

Of the universe.

Chief, villagers, celie & kids

Linga

Nettie

We are

Chief, villagers, celie & kids

Oba

Nettie

Happy

Nettie

At the center

Of the universe.

Chief & villagers

Oh dee dee oo day oo day oo dadoo day doo da day

Oh dee dee oo day oo day oo dadoo day doo da day

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Women

Oh yo oon daday

Chief & villagers

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Women

Oh yo oon daday

Chief & villagers

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Chief & villagers

Oh dee dee oo day oo day oo dadu day doo da day

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Women

Oh yo oon daday

Chief & villagers

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Women

Eeleeyah ooday

Chief & villagers

Oh yoo doh doo day ay ay

Nettie

It was like black seeing black

For the first time.

Shiny blue black people looking real fine

In brilliant blue robes

That fly on the winds

Like a beautiful quilt

Stitched together by friends.

Celie

You could put everything i knew

In a thimble.

What we're taught to be

Don't resemble

The kings and queens

Who for thousands of years

Ruled magnificent cities

Washed away by tears.

The chief

Ah too bah yah!

The hunt drums begin.

The chief

Ah too bah yahhhh!

Women, celie & nettie

Ee yea ahn ya

Ee yea ahn ya

Ee yea ahn ya

Ee yea ahn ya oh

Olinka children nettie

Hey nyah mah ko weem bay dear celie, i've been teaching the olinka

Oh ko chee yam way to read. But some of the women

Ah yo yah yo . . . Eee! Have become very suspicious of me

Dwee yum doo way because girls have never been

Dah see ma doe ya ya taught to read here. Girls have never

Oh bo jah ma ma been taught anything at all.

Ah yo yah yo . . . Eeee! I don't understand everything they're

Dwee yum doo way saying, but what it sounds like to me is -

African wives

What this mess you been preachin'?

Why you tryin' to change us?

Nettie

They think i should be married.

African wives (nodding in agreement)

Whoop!

Girl ain't nothing with no man.

Why you makin' a big fuss?

Whoop!

Need a husband and children

Or you're gonna be nothing.

Nettie

I am nobody's mother

But i am somebody.

African wives

Girls don't need education.

Nettie

Sound like the white folks back home.

African wives

Best be knowing your station.

Nettie & celie

But not my olivia!

African wives

Hmmmmmmm

African warrior

Matenga!

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Nettie

Our village was destroyed by the white soldiers, so now we have walked with so

Many other refugees to a tent camp across the border. I don't know how i will mail

This letter.

We walk away from this ravaged land

With courage deep in our hearts

To face the unknown

Nettie & olinka

Together.

Nettie

We'll find a place where we can be,

Where spirit rise and soul is free.

Oh, people,

Olinka

Oon day unndala!

Nettie

My people

Olinka

Oon day unndala!

Nettie

I have faith that god will let us see each other again before we die. And you must

Have faith too, celie. I only hope when that day comes, we are not too old to

Recognize each other. Your sister,

All men

We walk away

We walk away ahummmmmm, hummmmmm, hummmmmm

Celie

Nettie.

[Source of information - www.angelrecords.com/colorpurple/lyrics.pdf]
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