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Ole O

Ghana
A women’s call to work song

I learned this one from Goldenbridge Choir; it’s a delight to sing and easy to join in on. This is an example of a call-and-response work song. A work song is usually sung while conducting a task (usually to coordinate timing) or sung about a task which it describes. Work songs, and call-and-response singing, are thought to be as old as historic records themselves.

Words:

Ole o (Ole o)
Ole o (Ole o)
Ole ole ole o la la (Ole ole ole o la la)
Ole, o la la (Ole, o la la)

E ole o, e o la la
E ole o, e o la la…

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