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

“Y Mas Gan”

Composed by Lynford Manning

2 versions

3:49

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

3:51 dub version

Throw Down Your Arms album
Throw Down Your Arms (deluxe edition) album

Lyrics

(Source: AllReggaeLyrics.com: Yim Mas Gan)

Y mas gan ulaghize,
Let him be praised continually.
Khibil Ahamlack, y mas gan,
Glory to God, let him be praised.
He will take us by the hand
And lead us to the wonderland.
If we can be good, we'll be careful
And do the best we can.
Ulaghize y mas gan,
Let him be praised continually.
He will take us by the hand
And lead us to the wonderland.
If we can be good, we'll be careful
And do the best we can
Y mas gan ulaghize,
Let him be praised continually.
Khibil Ahamlack, y mas gan,
Glory to God, let him be praised.
He will take us by the hand
And lead us to the wonderland.
If we can be good, we'll be careful
And do the best we can.
Ulaghize y mas gan,
Let him be praised continually.
Ulaghize y mas gan
Let him be praised continually.

Notes

Originally recorded by The Abyssinians and released as a single on thier Clinch label in 1973. It was also included on their 1976 hit album Satta Massagana, as was "Abendigo," also covered by Sinéad. For more details, including an explanation of the Amharic (Ethiopian) phrases, see "Abendigo" page.

Musicians

Source: Throw Down Your Arms

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