Pata Pata Miriam Makeba Video and Lyrics
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Pata Pata Miriam Makeba -This song is about a traditional
dance. It is written in the Xhosa language and means something like
Miriam Makeba wrote Pata Pata as a young woman in 1957, before she ever
left South Africa. But it was not until 1967, that she recorded and
released the song in the US.
Pata Pata entered the American music charts and was very successful. I
read in her biography
, that she
never received a penny for the song.
Apparantly, her manager messed up her royalties.
Pata Pata Lyrics:
Sat wuguga sat ju benga sat si pata pata
Aya sat wuguga sat ju benga sat si pata pata
A sat wuguga sat ju benga sat si pata pata
Hihi ha mama, hi-a-ma sat si pata
A-hihi ha mama, hi-a-ma sat si pata pat
Pata Pata is the name of a dance we do down Johannesburg way.
Everybody starts to move as soon as Pata Pata starts to play.
Hoo, every Friday and Saturday night it's Pata Pata-time.
The dance keeps going all night long
till the morning sun begins to shine.
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