Kwaheri

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Kwaheri

A traditional farewell song in Swahili from Kenya.

Composer & Copyright

Traditional, public domain.

Recording

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Inspiration Track by Libana:

 

Lyrics

Kwaheri, kwaheri
mpenzi kwaheri (x2)

tutaonana tena,
tukijaliwa (x2)

Phonetic:

Kwa heri kwa heri
mm pen si kwa heri (x2)

Tu ta na na tena
tu kee ja lee wa (x2)

Translation:

Goodbye, goodbye
loved one, goodbye

We’ll meet again,
God willing

 

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