In Dahomey lyrics

- Show Boat

In Dahomey lyrics

In Dahomey

(DAHOMEY VILLAGERS come out of the Village and come down stage.
The crowd moves upstage and onto the steps of the buildings)

MEN
Dyunga doe!
Dyunga doe!
Dyunga hungy ung gunga,
hungy ung gunga go!
Kyooga chek,
Kyooga chek,
Kyooga chek a chek uncha,
chek a chek uncha chek!

WOMEN
Daringa doo!
Daringa dey da!

MEN
Daringa doo!
Daringa dey da!

WOMEN
Dyunga hungy ung gunga,
hungy ung gunga go!
Dyunga hungy ung gunga,
hungy ung gunga go!

ALL DAHOMEYS
Hoo go ga doo!
Hoo go ga doo!
Hoha hoga toga toga
Yogo togo doo!

WHITE CHORUS
Don't let us stay here,
For though they may play here,
They are acting vicious,
They might get malicious
And though I'm not fearful
I'll not be a spearful,
So you better show me
The way from Dahomey!

DAHOMEYS
(chanting)
Ah ah! Ah ah!
Ah ah ah ah ah ah!
Ah ah! Ah ah!
Ah ah ah ah ah ah!
(The CROWD exits in fear)

DAHOMEYS
We're glad to see them go!
We're glad to see those white folks go!
We've had enough
Of all this stuff -
We wish we'd never come here
To join a Dahomey show!

In Dahomey -
Let the Africans stay
In Dahomey -
Gimme Avenue A
Back in old New York
Where yo' knife and fork
Gently sink into juicy little chops
what's made of pork!
We are wild folks
When de ballyhoos bawl,
But we're mild folks
When we're back in de Kraal,
'Cause our home(our little home),
Our home ain't in Dahomey at all!
Oh, take me back today to Avenue A!

(ZULU DANCE)

In Dahomey -
Let the Africans stay
In Dahomey -
Gimme Avenue A
Back in old New York
Where yo' knife and fork
Gently sink into juicy little chops
what's made of pork!
We are wild folks
When de ballyhoos bawl,
But we're mild folks
When we're back in de Kraal,
'Cause our home (our little home),
Our home ain't in Dahomey at all!
Oh, take me back today to Avenue A!
Last Update: December, 16th 2013


In Dahomey
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