Fela Kuti – Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense

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LYRICS: TEACHER, TEACHER-O NA THE LECTURER BE YOUR NAME TEACHER, TEACHER-O NA THE LECTURE BE THE SAME MAKE-EE NO TEACH-EE ME AGAIN OH AS SOON TEACHING FINISH YES, DA THING-EE IT GON DIE IT DEY-O AS SOON TEACHING FINISH YES, DA THING-EE IT GON DIE IT DEY-O ME AND YOU NO DEY FOR THE SAME-U CATEGORY NA THE SAME CATEGORY-O Let’s get down, to the underground spiritual game We all sing together, play music together in happiness All you have to do is sing what I play on my horn Now Let’s go… A kujuba, A kujuba YE-EHHHH! Yehhhhhh-Ey! Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-ke, Ke-re-Ji-Ke-Ke YAA! Ke-re-ke Ji Ke-ke YAA! Ke-re-ke Ji Ke-ke YAA! Ke-re-ke-Ke Ji Ke-ke YAA! All the wahala, all the problems, All the things, all the things they go do, For this world go start, When the teacher, schoolboy and schoolgirl jam together Who be teacher? I go let you know When we be pikin FATHA/ MAMA BE TEACHER When we dey for school TEACHER BE TEACHER Now dey University LECTURER BE TEACHER When we start to work GOVERNMENT BE TEACHER CU-ULTURE AND TRADITION (*after each line) Who be government teacher? Who be government teacher? Cu-ulture and tradition Cu-ulture and tradition Now the problem side, of a teaching student-ee I go sing about I don pass pikin, I don pass school, university, se-fa pass As I don start to work, na government I must se-fa pass Da go for France YES SIR/YES MAAM (*after each line) Engi-land Italy Germany Na dem culture For der Be teacher For dem Go China Russia Korea Viet Nam Na dem culture For der Be teacher For dem Go Syria Jordan Iran Iraq Na dem culture For der Be teacher For dem Let us face ourselves for Afrika Na de matter of Afrika This part-ee of my song Na all the problems of this world In we dey carry, for Afrika Wey no go ask-ee me WHICH ONE? (*after each line) Problems of inflation Problems of corruption Of mismanagement Stealing by government Nothing we dey carry All over Afrika Na de latest one Na him dey make me laugh image: http://static.urx.io/units/web/urx-un… AUSTERITY (*after each line) Austeri- Austeri- Na him dey latest one Na him dey make me laugh Why I dey laugh? Man no fit cry? Who be our teacher na Oyinbo? Who be our teacher na Oyinbo? A na false, the first election And the second election held in Nigeria Na the second election na it was pass BOBA LA NONSENSE (*after each line) Boba la nonsense Boba la nonsense He pass redeem He pass corruption Which kind election be dis? People na go vote Dem come get big big numbers Thousands to thousands Millions to billions Which kind election be dis? Boba la nonsense Na dem-o-cr-azy be the deal Na dem-o-cr-azy be the deal Who don teach us ee dem-o-cr-azy? (Bo-ptch!) Oyinbo teach-ee us (Yuh-ngh!) Oyinbo for Europe-oh Oyinbo teach us many many things-ee Many of dem things I don sing about-ee Me I no gin copy Oyinbo style Let us think say, Oyinbo no pass me When Shagari finish him elections Wey dem no tell am, say him make mistake-ee Say this yo, no be democracy Oyinbo dem no tell army self Na for England-ee, I me no fit take over I come think about this demo-crazy Democrazy DEMO-CRAZY (*after each line) Crazy demo Demonstration of craze Crazy demonstration If it no be craze Why for Afrika? As time dey go Things just dey bad They bad more and more Poor man dey cry Rich man dey mess Demo-crazy Democrazy Crazy demo Demonstration of craze Crazy demonstration If good-u teacher teach-ee something And student make mistake Teacher must talk-ee so But Oyinbo no talk-ee so I suffer dem, Dey suffer dem Dem dey say da teaching get meaning Different different meaning Different different kinds of meaning That is why I say That is the reason of my song That is the conclude The conclud-ee of my song I say, I sing, I beg everyone to join my song (3x) ——————— TEACHER, TEACHER-O NA THE LECTURER BE YOUR NAME TEACHER, TEACHER-O NA THE LECTURE BE THE SAME MAKE-EE NO TEACH-EE ME AGAIN OH AS SOON TEACHING FINISH YES, DA THING-EE IT GON DIE IT DEY-O AS SOON TEACHING FINISH YES, DA THING-EE IT GON DIE IT DEY-O ME AND YOU NO DEY FOR THE SAME-U CATEGORY NA THE SAME CATEGORY-O ——————— Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-Ke, Ke-re-ke, Ke-re-Ji-Ke-Ke YAA! Ke-re-ke Ji Ke-ke YAA! Ke-re-ke Ji Ke-ke YAA! Ke-re-ke-Ke Ji Ke-ke YAA!