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Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am

This song is by Fela Kuti and appears on the album Roforofo Fight (2001).

When Trouble sleep,
Yanga go wake am,
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o)
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

When cat sleep,
Rat go bite him tail,
Waking him dey find,
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

Tenant lost him job,
Him sit down for house,
Him dey think of job,
Mr. Landord come wake am up,
He say, "Mister, pay me your rent"
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

My friend just come from prison,
Him dey look for work,
Waka waka day and night,
Police man come stop am for road,
He say, "Mister, I charge you for wandering"
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

Mr. Husband marry for church,
He make big party,
Then he start to spray,
Because him love him wife,
Him say, "wife come run away"
Bank manager run come,
He say, "Mister, pay me your debt"
Waking him dey find, for Lagos e-o
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver

When Trouble sleep,
Yanga go wake am,
Waking him dey find
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver, he go get-e o

When cat sleep,
Rat go bite him tail,
Waking him dey find,
Palaver, he dey find
Palaver, he go get-e o
Palaver, he go get
Palaver, he go get e-o

Ra ra-ra ra