Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Lady”

by Manu Dibango feat. Ray Phiri

1 version

5:33

Wakafrika album

Lyrics

(Source: as heard)

(Huh, huh, huh.)
(Huh, huh, huh.)
(Huh, huh, huh.)
(Huh, huh.)
If you call a woman an African woman,
Woman she no agree
She go say, she go say, "I be lady, oh."
If you call a woman an African woman,
Woman she no agree
She go say, she go say, "I be lady, oh."
"I be lady, oh."
Ah, ah.
She go say, "Not a woman, a woman."
Lady, oh.
Lady, oh.
Oh, oh.
Oh, oh, woh,
She go say, "I be lady, oh."
Lady, no be so,
Lady, no be so,
Lady, no be so,
Lady, no be so-oh.
She go say she equal to man,
She got power like man,
She can do anything man do.
I tell her finish,
I tell her finish,
I tell her finish,
I tell her finish,
She gon want a cigar before anybody,
(She gon say she can * like man.)
(She gon say she equal to man.)
(She gon want a cigar before anybody,)
(She gon say she equal to man.)
She wan be so many for am,
Call am for dance, call am for lady, dance,
Call am for dance, call am for fire dance.
If you call a woman an African woman,
Woman she no agree.
She go say, she go say, "I be lady, oh."
Oh, lady oh,
Lady, oh.
Lady, oh, lady
Oh, lady, oh, lady, lady, lady,
Lady, oh.
She go want (lady, oh lady,) you to dance the fire dance, (Lady, oh, lady, lady, lady.)
She go dance, lady, dance. (Lady, oh.)
Call am for dance (lady, oh lady), call am for lady, dance (oh lady, oh lady, lady lady,)
Call am for dance, call am for fire dance, (oh, lady, lady oh)
She go want (lady, oh lady,) you to dance the fire dance, (Lady, oh, lady, lady, lady.)
Call am for dance, African woman for dance,
Call am for dance, African woman for dance.

Notes

Even though Sinéad is credited with background vocals on this track, I can't hear her at all.

Musicians

Tony Allen drums
Armand Sabal-Lecco bass
"Bokilo" Jerry Malékani guitars
Vincent N'Guini guitars
Dominic Miller guitars
Kaïssa Doumbé backing vocals
Tony Allen percussions
Sinéad O'Connor backing vocals
Amadou Doumbouïa cora
Lansina Kouiaté balafon
Source: Wakafrika

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