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Mohammed Saho & Michael Friesen perform their take of the traditional Mandinka tune Borlals.

lyrics

Borlals (Mandinka)
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Falli ma lomb ban Borlal ye dan ne
Falli ma lomb ban Borlal ye dan ne
Sing Colling Colling Sing

Falli ma lomb ban Borri sing te Dembo la
Falli ma lomb ban Borri sing te Dembo la
Sing Colling Colling Sing

Falli ma lomb ban Dembo mang Borro no ban
Falli ma lomb ban Dembo mang Borro no ban
Sing Colling Colling Sing

ooooo-
Manla Dunialla manla dunialla la
dunialla mo doh ke suti
Jombe summun do la le
Jomte badda ban dula.


Falli ma lomb ban Borlal ye dan ne
Falli ma lomb ban Borlal ye dan ne
Sing Colling Colling Sing

Dembo, Dembo, Dembo
Ta man nya konnoto tang jang nya yeh foria fa dembo
Sing Colling Colling Sing

Falli ma lomb ban Borlal ye dan ne
Falli ma lomb ban Borlal ye dan ne
Sing Colling Colling Sing

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Borlal
(The Runners)
English Translation
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Don't you know the runners have left him behind
Don't you know the runners have left him behind
His legs are tied

Dembo doesn't have legs to run
Dembo doesn't have legs to run
His legs got tied up

Dembo doesn't know how to run.
Dembo doesn't know how to run.
His legs got tied up

oooo -
I don't believe in this world
Because we are here temporarly not permant

Don't you know the runners have left him behind
Don't you know the runners have left him behind
His legs are tied

Dembo has 9 steps but the 10th one makes him loyal
His legs got tied up

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released July 1, 2013
Mohammed Saho (Vocals and Kora)
Michael Friesen (Guitar and Bass)
Adama Kante (Background Vocals)

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