Banuwa

Banuwa

Folk Song, Liberia.

The Liberian song “Banuwa” is said to be either a lullaby or a processional song. Its lyrics try to comfort a little girl that is crying.

This rhyme is a beautiful African song that can be sung as a round, repeating its four basic lines in rolling sequence.

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Karaoke Video with Lyrics


 

Lyrics (Liberian)

Banuwa, Banuwa, Banuwa yo
Banuwa, Banuwa, Banuwa yo
A la no, nehnio la no, nehnia la no
Banuwa, Banuwa, Banuwa yo

English translation

Don’t cry, Don’t Cry,
pretty little girl, don’t cry.

Your father off at the village
your mothers out for a while,
your brothers down by the river.
No need to sit and cry.


 

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Free karaoke MP3 download

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“Banuwa” free mp3 download (instrumental, 3:18 – 4/4 – 94 bpm)

 


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MP4 Video File | Free Download

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Banuwa | Free mp4 Video File Download


 

“Banuwa” Music Score with chords / sheet music

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Free Printable PDF with Lyrics

To download a ready-to-print PDF of this song for music activities with lyrics and a drawing for kids to paint, right click (or tap and hold) on the following link, then choose “Save link as…”.

“Banuwa” free PDF download – Singing Bell


 

Teaching idea & activities:

The tune can be sung as a round (see also “Frère Jacques“, “Row, row, row your boat“, “Kookaburra” and “Jack and Jill“).


 

Banuwa-Singing-Bell

 

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