SONGS TO OSHOSI

Odire-e odire
Arere bare-o
Bare are-o
Arole (g) barajo

Oke
Okeke ode
Oke

Agogo olese
Olesa, elese kuta


The family, the family,
The worthy and friendly,
All the relations,
The head of the house gathers them together.

He calls,
He calls like a hunter,
He calls.

The bells on his feet,
Feet, feet of stone.



stone - Yoruba Song to the Orishas

translated by Harold Courlander



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