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Orin Osun — Song for Osun / Oshun

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Orin Osun — Song for Osun / Oshun

 

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Photo: Mad River, Humboldt County, Northern California —              about 1 mile from Oyeku Ofun Temple and Shrines

I follow the parents
I do not follow the barren
I follow the parents

I eat the crawfish
Let the child come
I eat the crawfish
Let the child come
I eat Ebolo herb
Let the child survive
I eat Ebolo leaf
Let the child live long

Should fire be rude to the river
The river will surely put it out
Should fire be rude to the river
The fire will be put out
I have not seen any other Orisa
That can compete with my Mother
I have not seen any other Orisa
Who can out-do my Mother
Should fire become rude to the river
It will be silenced

I long to have a child
Whose face is covered with beaded crown
Please give me my child
I am longing for my child

The medicinal spring
The flowing decoction
Osun nurses her children
With the flowing river
Which makes them healthy
Putting to bed without warming fire
That is the way of Osun

The one using only cold water
I need from you
The child will not fall ill
I need from you

She orders me to wait
Patiently for her
Parent to the children of Ijesa
She orders me to wait

Give me the calabash of wealth
Give it here to me
A child of water will never be impoverished
Give me the calabash of wealth

They will not have water to drink
Those who despise Osun Ewuji
They will not have water to drink
They will die from thirst

Water has flushed them all away
No one can bother me again
Water has flushed them away

Osun is now well known
All the world over
My Mother is a popular Orisa

It is a good child I demand
Please do not give me a useless one
It is a good child I demand

It is water I drink
Let it not turn to stone inside

It is beans I eat
Let it not become wood inside

Death who snatches children
Do not ever snatch my children
Death will never snatch my child

Water has no hands
But it carries wood
Water has no hands
But it carries stone
Water has no legs
But it carries human beings
All tribulations in my life
Water will carry it away for me
Water will flush it away now

It is Osun you must run to
Whoever is seeking a child
Whoever is longing for children
But has not yet received a child
It is Osun you must beg to

I go down to the river with calabash in hand
It is sacred, mystical water I seek
I go down to the river with calabash in hand
It is sacred, mystical water I seek
Divine water shall accompany me home
Divine water shall accompany me home

ORE YEYE OOOOOOOOOO !!!

 

(This song is an adaptation of a song found in the book IWURE:
EFFICACIOUS PRAYER TO OLODUMARE by Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode)

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One thought on “Orin Osun — Song for Osun / Oshun

  1. Ase ooooo Baba well done. Inspiring
    May Olodumare bless, guide and guard us
    Ase OSUN
    Ogbo Ato

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