O thula, mtwana
Arranged by Lamont/Henn
(isiZulu Traditional)


O thula mtwana o thula
U mama akekho
U se le zin taben’
U hlushwa izigwengwe
Iwa!
O thula mtwana, o thula’
She will get you something nice.
U mama u zobuya, akhupatele into enhle,
Iwa!


O thula, mtwana (O hush, Baby)
English Translation

O hush, baby, hush
Your mom is away
She’s in the mountains
The zigzag trail has kept her,
O!
O hush, baby, hush
She’ll bring you some nice gift.
Your mother is coming soon.
O!

Translated by G. Coetzee
Copyright © 2010 Gretel Coetzee