Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata (English translation)

English translation

Pata Pata

So we grooved and said: "Check it out!"
This is the Pata Pata...
So we grooved and said: "Check it out!"
This is the Pata Pata...
 
That’s it, lady!
This is the Pata Pata…
That’s it, lady!
This is the Pata Pata…
 
Pata Pata is the name of the dance
We do down Johannesburg where
And everybody starts to move
As soon as Pata Pata starts to play
 
So we grooved and said: "Check it out!"
This is the Pata Pata...
So we grooved and said: "Check it out!"
This is the Pata Pata...
 
That’s it, lady!
This is the Pata Pata…
That’s it, lady!
This is the Pata Pata…
 
Every Friday and Saturday Night
It’s Pata Pata time!
The dance keeps going all night long
Til’ the morning sun begins to shine!
 
So we grooved and said: "Check it out!"
This is the Pata Pata...
So we grooved and said: "Check it out!"
This is the Pata Pata...
 
That’s it, lady!
This is the Pata Pata…
That’s it, lady!
This is the Pata Pata…
 
Submitted by maluca on Wed, 11/02/2015 - 18:24
Added in reply to request by dg2200
Last edited by maluca on Wed, 09/03/2016 - 22:14
Author's comments:

Pata Pata – Hold/carry (in this sense, to hold or touch suggestively)
Saguquka – We turned around/changed (in this sense, to groove)
Sathi – We said
Bheka – Look
Yiyo – That’s the one/that’s it
Nantsi This is (it)/Here (it) is

Xhosa

Pata Pata

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