Ti zwazo

Lyrics Traditional Guadeloupe Song Music arrangements by Paul Mindy
Performers Roselaine Bicep

Ti zwazo koté ou pralé
Mwen pralé kay fiyèt Lalo
Fiyèt Lalo konn manjé timoun
Si ou alé l’a manjé ou tou
Brikolobrik brikolobrik
Rosignol manjé kòròsòl*
Ay roulo roulo roulo an sòtann lavil Léogàn
Tou bèt tonbé nan bwa
Madmwazèl lévé pou dansé
Mesyeu mwen fatigé

Koulèv tonbé nan bwa
Mabouya* tonbé nan bwa
Zandoli* tonbé nan bwa
Kwapo tonbé nan bwa

* Kòròsòl : fruits exotiques avec un jus très savoureux
* Mabouya et Zadoli: petits lézards

 

Little bird, where are you going?
I’m going to little Lalo’s house
Little Lalo eats children
If you go there, she will eat you too
Brikolobrik brikolobrik
The nightingale eats the soursop*
Ow! Go fast fast fast when leaving the city of Léogan
All the creatures of the forest have fallen
Young lady, come dance!
Sir, I am tired!

The grass snake fell in the forest
The mabouya* fell in the forest
The anoli* fell in the forest
The toad fell in the forest

* Soursop: exotic fruit with a very tasty juice
* Mabouya and anoli: small lizards