An African marriage song by Kenyan guitarist and songwriter, David Nzomo, found on Smithsonian Folkways African Rhythms: Songs from Kenya, in the course of which the groom consoles a sobbing bride by promising to be faithful forever and to carry them through all of life’s hardships.
Genre: Kadongo Kamu
LYRICS OF ALL AROUND THIS WORLD VERSION
Kipenzi changu uchangamke, sasa mimi wako
Nikakupenda, na kukutunza mpaka kufu kwangu
Oh my darling I’ll always love you more than you’ll ever know
And though the days may be long my darling I’ll never let you go.
David Nzomo reflects on his 1960 and ’70s Folkways recordings of Kenyan traditional music
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