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Helmut Lotti – Shosholoza lyrics

Shosholoza
Kule... Zontaba
Stimela siphume South Africa

Wen'uyabaleka
Wen'uyabaleka
Kule... Zontaba
Stimela siphume South Africa

Shosholoza
Kule... Zontaba
Stimela siphume South Africa

Wen'uyabaleka
Wen'uyabaleka
Kule... Zontaba
Stimela siphume South Africa



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    Shosholoza is a Zulu word meaning "go forward" or "give way to the next," and also recalls the onomatopoeia that produces the steam train (Stimela) spoken of in the song. Although its current use at sporting events would suggest, Shosholoza was not originally a happy song or victory. The workers sang the Rhodesian way to the mines of the Transvaal (now referred to South Africa is often used instead of Rhodesia).
    It has given its name to both the Team Shosholoza, the first African boat competing in the America's Cup, and the Shosholoza Meyl, the long-distance train passengers operating in South Africa.
    From Wikipedia. Btw, I love this song!
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    I do not get the meaning. I've tried it on google translate and it doesn't work! Eek! Is it actually african. Any way. I love the song and all. I heard of it in P. E. We did african dancing and it was quite fun.
    But she is a african person. And I wanted to know the meaning she did not know. Ek kry nie die betekenis nie. Ek het probeer om dit op google vertaal en dit nie werk nie! Eek! Is dit eintlik afrikaanse. Enige manier. Ek is mal oor die liedjie en al. Ek het gehoor van dit in P. E. Ons het afrika-dans en dit was nogal pret.
    Maar sy is 'n afrikaanse persoon. En ek wou die betekenis om te weet sy het nie geweet nie.
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