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Felicia

With Bracketed English Translations

Felicia (2x)
Sọ́ fẹ́ mi [Will you marry me?]
Ọlọ se (2x) [You said no]
Felicia

Sọ́ fẹ́ mi [Will you marry me?]
Ọlọ se (2x) [You said no]
Felicia

Verse 1

I remember when
You told me then
Love

I remember when
You told me then
Kí nmo gbọ́ ["What did you say?"]

Love
Lo lo lo nlo lo

You will never love
Never ever
Never ever love village man

[An idiom stating: If I am to be with somebody, it would be someone of my class]

If you go chop frog
You go chop the one
Wey get egg
No be village man

Felicia (2x)
Sọ́ fẹ́ mi [Will you marry me?]
Ọlọ se (2x) [You said no]
Felicia

Sọ́ fẹ́ mi [Will you marry me?]
Ọlọ se (2x) [You said no]
Felicia

Verse 2

Even when I knelt
You said
Wed
Even when I knelt
You said
Kí nmo gbọ́ ["What did you say?"]

Wed
We-we-we-nwe-we

You will never wed
Never ever
Never ever wed village man

You dey archaic
We no be mate [We are not the same class]
You belong to the bush
You no dey put suit [You don't wear suits]
Uncivilised village man

[Chorus]
No be village man (2x)
Remember man is man
No be village man
Uncivilised village man (3x)

[Outro]
Because I grow for village [Because I am a village man]
E no mean say I no educate [It doesn't mean I'm not educated]
I sabi navigate [I know my way on water]
I sabi agbo [I can make herbal medicines]
I dey fish o [I can fish]
I dey catch rain [I can stop the rain]
Bó gbèmí o
Òṣà fi mi lẹ̀ ṣe bá mi

[Yoruba adage stating: If you can't appreciate me, don't try to bring me down].

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