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RDC : Tabu Ley Rochereau – ‘Mokolo Na Kokufa’ (with lyrics in English & Lingala)

In Lingala:

Mokolo mosusu ngai nakanisi
Naloti lokola ngai nakolala
Ah mama ha
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, nani akolela nga
Nakoyeba te oh
Tika namilela
<p>Liwa ya zamba soki mpe liwa ya mboka
Liwa ya mpasi soki mpe liwa ya mayi
Oh mama uh
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, ngai motu ya pauvre
Nakanisa Ida mwasi oyo nabala
Nakanisa kaka bana nabota
Nasepela kaka mpasi ya mokili ezali kotikala
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, ngáí moto ya mbóngo
Nakanisa falánga míngi óyo natíkí
Nakanisa lopángo na bakaminyó
<p>Nakanisa bána ngáí natínda na Mpótó
Mamá uh
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, ngáí moto ya kwíti
Nakanisa kopó ya masanga na ngai
Nakanisa níni kaka súka ya sánzá
<p>Ntángo namelaka ngáí na baníngá
Ah Mamá ha
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, ngáí mwásí ya ndúmbá
Nakanisa níni káka perruque na ngá
Nakanisa níni káka na bilambá na nga
<p>Nakolela káka African-Fiesta etíkala
Mamá
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, nani akolela nga
Nakoyeba te o
Tika namilela
<p>Liwa ya zamba soki mpe liwa ya mboka
Liwa ya mpasi soki mpe liwa ya mayi
Oh mama
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, ngáí moto ya kwíti
Nakanisa kopó ya masanga na ngai
Nakanisa níni kaka súka ya sánzá
<p>Ntángo namelaka ngáí na baníngá
Ah Mamá uh
Mokolo nakokufa
<p>Mokolo nakokufa, ngáí mwásí ya ndúmbá
Nakanisa níni káka perruque na ngá
Nakanisa níni káka bilambá na nga
<p>Nakolela káka African-Fiesta etíkala
Mamá
Mokolo nakokufa

In English:

One day I thought
I dreamed as though I was sleeping
Ah mama ha
The day that I will die
The day that I will die, who will mourn
I will not know
Let me foresee it
>Will I die in the forest or in the city
Painful death or will I be drowned
Oh mama
The day that I will die
The day that I will die me a poor person
I will think about Ida, the woman I married
I will think about my children
I will be glad to leave worldly pain behind
The day that I will die</p>
The day that I will die me a rich man
I will think about the fortune that I am leaving behind
I will think about the house and cars
I will think about children that I sent to Europe
Mama uh
The day that I will die
The day that I will die me an alcoholic person
I will think about my glass of drink
I will think about pay days
>When I drink with friends
Ah Mama uh
The day that I will die
The day that I will die me a prostitute
I will think about my wig
I will think about my clothes
I will wish for African-Fiesta to carry on
Mama
The day that I will die
The day that I will die who will mourn
I will not know
Let me foresee it
Will I die in the forest or in the city
Painful death or will I be drowned
Oh mama uh
The day that I will die
The day that I will die me an alcoholic person
I will think about my glass of drink
I will think about pay days
When I drink with friends
Ah Mama uh
The day that I will die
The day that I will die me a prostitute
I will think about my wig
I will will also think about my clothes
I will wish for African-Fiesta to carry on
Mama uh
The day that I will die x10