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African Homeland

 
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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