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Brother Marvin – Jahaji Bhai (Brotherhood of the Boat) [Dj Mantra’s Indian Arrival Remix]

Brother Marvin - Jahaji Bhai (Brotherhood of the Boat) [Dj Mantra's Indian Arrival Remix]

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Dedicated to the forefathers of Trinidad & Tobago in Commemoration of  Indian Arrival Day – May 30th

Lyrics:

Intro:
Kumayayo Zindaweyo
Kumayay Zindawey Ayayo

I am the seed of mih father
He is the seed of mih grandfather
Who is the seed of Bahut Ajah [great grandfather]
He came from Calcutta
A stick and a bag on he shoulder
He turban and he kapra
So I am part seed of India, India.

The indentureship and the slavery
Bind together two races in unity [Achcha dosti – good friend]
There was no more Mother Africa
No more Mother India, just Mother Trini [Jananbhoomi]
My Bahut Ajah planted sugarcane down in the Caroni plain
Ramlogan, Basdeo, Prakash and I, Jahaji Bhai

Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

I would be a disgrace to Allah if I choose race, creed or colour
Bahut Ajah had to make that journey for I to have Zindagee [life]
So it is a great privilege to have such unique heritage
Fifty percent Africa, fifty percent India, India

I have “do chuttee” two holidays
Emancipation and Arrival Day [Aant bhala so bhala]
Since Fatel Razack made the journey
150 years gone already [Bahut achcha -very good]
Whether you’re Hindu, Muslim or Christian
Let’s walk this land hand in hand
We could only prosper if we try as Jahaji Bhai

Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

Kumayayo Zindaweyo
Kumayay Zindawey Ayayo
Kumayayo Zindaweyo 
O mera dost mera saathi [O my friend, my companion]
Chal tahalna ek matt [let’s stroll together]
Agal bagal…. [side by side]

For those who playing ignorant
Talking ’bout true African descendant
If yuh want to know de truth
Take ah trip back to yuh root
And somewhere on that journey
Yuh go see ah man in a dhoti
Saying he prayers in front of a jhandi, jhandi

Then and only then you’ll understand
What is ah cosmopolitan nation [Haat melawo – let’s join hands]
There’s no room for prejudice at all
United we stand, divided we’ll fall [Bete baat ko garro – child, pay heed to what I’m saying]
So to all races here in Trinbago
Aapko kalyan ho dhaniaho [May you be blessed, may you prosper]
Let us live as one under the sky, Jahaji Bhai

Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai
Brotherhood of the boat, Jahaji Bhai

Kumayayo Zindaweyo
Kumayay Zindawey Ayayo
Kumayayo Zindaweyo O mera dost mera saathi [O my friend, my companion]
Chal tahalna ek matt [let’s stroll together]
Agal bagal…. [side by side]

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