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Kalabari Folk Songs

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The Kalabaris, like every people, are richly blessed with folk songs which they sing and dance to, during tale telling and other cultural activities.

1. Taata mono, Ar' isam poko.
 
 
2. Isamgbo kele sikima, ejika de come.
 
 
 
3. Taata owuma e, owuma e, owuma;
     Mama bo saki I ndo ndo-
     Papa bo saki I okoko pei-
     Kuu koo kuu; kuu koo kuu.
 
 
4. Elijabeti buroari ogbo buko Ar' erite bara fari-
    Onye ara - A buko okolo ndo.
 
 
5. Bu garri na imbi na --- beleoku bele
    Mbrakasin na songu na --- beleoku bele
    Ikika na apapa na --- beleoku bele
    Pulo garri na imgbe na --- beleoku bele
             Beleoku bele  beleoku bele(2x)
    Mbiaka na ibe na --- beleoku bele
    Onunu na odu na --- beleoku bele
    Tomini iru na okporoko na --- beleoku bele
    Otira na fulo na --- beleoku bele
             Beleoku bele  beleoku bele(2x)
 
6. Aboita boko finji e, ogu fulo
    ye - ye - ye - ye, ogu fulo
 
7. Iriabo ma A dubaa bebe, O ke iriabo dikiapu go ma o,
   A di ye dogi bo A piri ya o, kin kin kimbaba, kin kin kimbaba
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