Maria Roza [Song]

Uploaded by Eddy Kenzo

By Eddy Kenzo [Uganda]

Maria, Ana Maria
Mariaroza yegwe gwe ndowooza
Maria, Mariaroza
Ayi bo, ayi bo-bo-bo nesim yeah

Maria mama roza, Maria mama we
Maria mama roza oh ma life ye.

Mariaroza [sorry] yegwe gwe ndowooza [I'm sorry]
Mariaana [sorry] Mariaroza [I'm sorry]
Mariaroza yegwe gwe ndowooza [I'm sorry]
Maria ah-ah eh-yah. Ehh.. ahhya.

Emikono egisudde e'buzibba, amagulu ebuvanjuba
Nenesange ebunayila, Maria nga nkunonya
Warayi ya mungu Maria wambula
Jewagenda yewa, ewatatukwa balala
Maria oliwa kubanga onfude ekyelolerwa
Nze eyali ategeela, nzena amagezi ganzigwamu
Eyali amanyi okukwaasa mama emirimu nagwa.

Mariaroza [sorry] yegwe gwe ndowooza [I'm sorry]
Mariaana [sorry[ Mariaroza [I'm sorry]
Mariaroza yegwe gwe ndowooza [I'm sorry]
Maria ah-ah eh-yah. Ehh.. ahhya. Uhmm yeah yeah
Ayi bo-bo-bo-bo-bo, ayi bo

Kakati nyina e sente nsasula amanyi yo
Amanyi Maria jeyagenda baaba jangu eno
Jangu onyambe baaba obulamu bugenda
Eyali omunene okukome eli kakati nakogga
Nkusaba oje Maria okomewo eweka
I'm sorry, my sweet, sweet lover mama Maria
Nayagala nkole empisa embi mama Maria zewagana
Nayagala nkole indiscipline eye kivubuka
Te amo Maria, je t'aime Mariana
Sorry, my dear, je t'aime Maria.

Mariaroza [sorry] yegwe gwe ndowooza [I'm sorry]
Mariaana [sorry] [Mariaroza [sorry]
Mariaroza yegwe gwe ndowooza [I'm sorry]
Maria ah ah eh-yah...

A Note From The Gull

Thank you, Eddy Kenzo!! And thanks to the comedians, Seka Manala and King Kong, who danced this song of despair into laughter. Ugandan music is sweet, sweet, sweet!

Eddy Kenzo is singing in Luganda [Oluganda is the major language of Uganda]. I don't have the English translation for the lyrics but I found a summary in one of the comments by Abraham Maru below the video.
"He crying his heart out for Mariaroza come to back to him. She is the only woman on his mind and he can not stop thinking about her. He begs for her forgiveness. He is lost without Mariaroza. He has gone, east, west, north and south in search of MariaRoza but she is no where to found. He wonders where she hiding. He has looked far and wide, she's nowhere to be found. He feels lost without MariaRoza. He is sorry that he hurt her. He used to be healthy and happy but since Mariaroza left him he his health is not good. He calls out to anybody that know where Mariaroza is to him to her. He want her to come back home. Their home. His sweet Mariaroza, the woman of his life. The only woman who completes him."
In the spirit of good-natured Trinbagonian/Ugandan humour, I dedicate this video to all people who feel that they have been wronged and are tormented because they cannot escape the fact that they need and rely upon the very persons towards whom they now feel indignation and antagonism.

We have to find a way to come to terms with these virulent emotions which tend to drag us down if we don't find positive ways in which to express them, to expiate them, to let go of them. If you know in your heart that you are blowing things out of proportion, please find a way to get it out of your system. After you dispense the calpets and karate chops like Maria Roza, verbal or otherwise, for your own good and the good of those around you, take a breath, accept the hand extended in peace, smell the sea breeze, and with grace, wheel and come again. None of us have long on this earth but our legacy, as codified in the Iroquois Great Law of Peace, should be viewed as having the power to influence the future for seven generations.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!


Unknown said...

Thanks Eddy, but is it possible that you translate the meaning of Mariah into English?