IGBA N BA JO

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Igba n ba jo
K’onilu ma gbe ilu lo
May the beats not cease
At my entrance into the dance
May the song not cadence
Upon my very first note
May the heavens aid me
May the earth abet me
May my hopes not defer
May my dreams not peter
May the hen not die
That lays my golden eggs
May the roads not be famished
On which I daily tread
May the roofs not cave
Under which I take refuge
May the shoulders not give way
Upon which I lean
May life not blow my way
Pepper for air
May life not send my path
Serpent for bread
May friends not turn foes
May songs not turn proverbs
May the cord of life not snap at midday
Igba n ba jo
K’onilu ma gbe ilu lo 

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