Mabèl-o

Lyrics Traditional Martinique Song Music arrangements by Paul Mindy
Performers Dédé Saint-Prix, Tali Boumandil, Juliette Hoarau

Mabèl-o mabèl-o
Zip zap wabap
Mabèl-o kèl joli kanno mabèl-o
Zip zap wabap

Man ka travay trasé
Man ka mennen kabouwé
Man ba Jéjé lajan
Jéjé ka kòné mwen toujou

Way Jéjé siwo la
Siwo-la siwo-la siwo-la Jéjé
Way Jéjé siwo la
Siwo tala pa bon pou mwen

Doumbélédoum bélédoum manman tonbé
Viré mété-y adan-y
Zouma zouma zoum manman tonbé
Viré mété-y adan-y…

 

My lovely, oh my lovely
Cut the bottom, cut the top, remove the leaves
My lovely, what a nice cane, my lovely
Cut the bottom, cut the top, remove the leaves

I plough
I drive the cart
I gave Jéjé money
She still cheated on me

Ah, this syrup, Jéjé
This syrup, this syrup, this syrup, Jéjé
Ah, this syrup, Jéjé
Ah, this syrup is not good for me

Boom bada boom, it spilled
Put it back in
Zoom zoom zoom, it spilled
Put it back in…