GRIKIBI (GRIETJEBIE) Lyrics And Composition Robby Faverey

Qu’est ce qu’il dit? Mon ami, Bem ti vi, Grikibi. (2x)

Refrain:

Grikibi, y’e kari mi tide.
Bem ti vi, mi breiti tru fu s’yiu.
Hietjietjie, fos’un ju ben de.
Grikibi, yu’e memre mi, mi moi Sranan.
Y’ekari, y’e bari, y’e sari (2x), y’e warskow alasei.
Wan dei den sa memre, lobi libi na makandra.
Wan dei ai sa opo (or: Aisa sa opo), lespeki libi de fu alaman.

Tell me, tell me what to do?
It’s too foolish can’t be true.
We shall live taking care.
That’s the message, everywhere!

Repeat Refrain

Lobi libi, libi lobi, lobi libi
De fu alaman.
Lobi libi, libi lobi, lobi libi
Na mi swit’ Sranan.
Lobi libi, libi lobi, lobi libi
Dat’ na nomru wan.
Lobi libi, libi lobi, lobi libi
Na mi swit’ Sranan!

Grikibi, Qu’est ce qu’il dit, Hietjietjie,
Grikibi

Y’ekari, y’e bari, y’e sari. (4x)

English translation:

What does he say? My friend, Welcome, Grikibi. (2x)

Refrain:

Grikibi, you are calling me today.
Welcome, I’m really happy to see you.
Hietjietjie, before us you were already here.
Grikibi, you remind me of my beautiful Suriname.
You are calling- You are screaming — You are lamenting (2x)- (You remind us every day).
One day they will realize, to embrace life with each other.
One day their eyes will be opened (or : One day mother Earth will arise) , to respect creation is the duty of all human beings.

Tell me, tell me what to do?
It’s too foolish can’t be true.
We shall live taking care.
That’s the message, everywhere!

Repeat Refrain

Embracing life, let love triumph, embracing life
Applies for everyone.
Embracing life, let love triumph, embracing life
In my beloved Suriname.
Embracing life, let love triumph, embracing life
That is the highest priority.
Embracing life, let love triumph, embracing life
In my beloved Suriname!

Grikibi, Qu’est ce qu’il dit, Hietjietjie,
Grikibi

Y’ekari, y’e bari, y’e sari. (4x)

(Ode to the Pitangus sulphuratus, Arawakan: Hietjietjie, English: Great Kiskadee, French: Quesqu’il dit, Portuguese: Bem ti vi, Spanish: Ben te veo, Surinamese: Grikibi/ Grietjebie.

Livia Faverey : Vocals
Robby Faverey : Music, Lyrics, Guitars, Percussion
Marc Klaassen : Piano, Organ, Bass, Drums

Audioproduction
Marc Klaassen , Waalstudio

Videoproduction
Peter & Lucas Vonk, Filmkitchen

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