Oh Dambala come Dambala
Oh Dambala come Dambala
Think of the wings of a three toed frog
Eat weeds from the deepest part of sea
Oh Dambala come Dambala
Oh Dambala come Dambala

On the seventh day God will be there
On the seventh night satan will be there
On the seventh day God will be there
On the seventh night satan will be there

You slavers will know
What its like to be a slave
Slave to your heart
Slave to your soul
Oh Dambala come Dambala
Oh Dambala come Dambala

You slavers will know what its
Like to be a slave
Slave to your mind
Slave to your race
You won't go to heaven
You won't go to hell
You remain in your graves
With the stench and the smell
Oh Dambala come Dambala
Oh Dambala come Dambala


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    Song MeaningI have always loved this song. For me, it was one of those who just hit me right in the heart before the brain had anything to say about it.
    Two days ago heart and brain met each other, as I went to a Vodou exhibition. Vodou being the religion of the Haiti slaves, a cross between the African Gods they inherited and the Catholicism their European masters introduced to them.
    In Vodou a God is called Lwa. Every Lwa has 7 spirits who function as a saint would in Catholicism.
    Dam(n)bala is the most sacred and the most powerful Lwa. So calling for Dam(n)bala is I would assume not something you do with a heart at peace. I now see how this song probably conveys one of the many slave uproars that would often result in the death of many slaves and worsening living standards for the remaining. Oh come Damnbala!
    In the exhibition Dambala was spelt with an n, Damnbala. Just as they used to real Haitian name of Vodou and not the Hollywood westernized spelling Voodoo.
    malinkayaon March 21, 2011   Link

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