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Gigi — Gud Fella
Album: Gigi
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Released: 2001
Length: 5:27
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(sung in Amharic - lyrics unavailable)
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 Solanus wrote:

According to Google, these are the lyrics in Amharic (hopefully this comes through clean):

የተዉኩትን ነገር ተመክሬ ተነግሬ ባገር
ምን ጎትቶ አመጣብኝ ያን ያረጀ ያን የድሮ ፍቅር
ጉድ ፈላ ዘንድሮ አቤት አቤት ማን አስተማረብኝ
ማስቲካ ሆኛለው ከረሜላ ከአፉ አሳደረኝ

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That language looks like stick figures doing an elaborate dance routine.  I like it.  I like how it sounds as well.
According to Google, these are the lyrics in Amharic (hopefully this comes through clean):

የተዉኩትን ነገር ተመክሬ ተነግሬ ባገር
ምን ጎትቶ አመጣብኝ ያን ያረጀ ያን የድሮ ፍቅር
ጉድ ፈላ ዘንድሮ አቤት አቤት ማን አስተማረብኝ
ማስቲካ ሆኛለው ከረሜላ ከአፉ አሳደረኝ

ይኸው ይሰማኛል ጥሩንባ ይኸዉ ይነፋሉ ጥሩንባ
እልልታው ጭፈራው ደመቀ ፍቅሬ ተመልሶ ገባ
ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ! ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ!

እፍረት ይሉኝታዬን አሳጣኝ ልቤ ለፍቅርህ እያደላ

እዩት ልጁን ሲንጎራደድ ያንን ሽንጡን ሲያውረገርግ
አይኑ ገዳይ ጥርሱ ገዳይ ስንቴ ልሙት በዚህ ጉዳይ
ወይ ቁመና ወየው ዛላ ሰዉ እንደ'ህል አይበላ

አለ ለካ የሰዉ ሀረግ ደረት ክንዱ ባለማእረግ!
ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ!

እስቲ በጆሮዬ ፍቅርን ይድገም ያነብንብልኝ
ከትንፋሹ በልጦ የሚደመጥ ምን ሙዚቃ አለኝ
በእጁ ቢነካካኝ ድምፅ አወጣሁ እኔም እንደ ጊታር
ጉድ አረገኝ መውደድ ጉድ አረገኝ የዚህ ሰው ፍቅር
አቤት-አቤት-አቤት-አቤት አቤት-አቤት-አቤት-አቤት

ፍቅሬን ላንተ ሰጥቻለሁ አርገኝ የቤትህ እመቤት
ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ! ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ!
እፍረት ይሉኝታዬን አሳጣኝ ልቤ ለፍቅርህ እያደላ

ስንት አጥምደህ ስንት ይዘሀል
ስንቷን ቆንጆ አፍዝዘሀል
የሴት ሁሉ ቀልብ ማረፊያ
ክንፍ አለህ ወይ ማንሳፈፊያ
እንዴት ብዬ ላወዳድርህ ከዚህ ሁሉ ኮሳሳ
ቢጠይቁኝ ልንገራችው ጀግንነትክን
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
ጉድ ነው! ጉድ ነው! ጉድ ነው!
ጉድ! ጉድ! ጉድ! ጉድ!
ይኸዉ ይሰማኛል ጥሩንባ ይኸዉ ይነፋሉ ጥሩንባ
እልልታው ጭፈራው ደመቀ ፍቅሬ ተመልሶ ገባ
ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ! ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ!
እፍረት ይሉኝታዬን አሳጣኝ ልቤ ለፍቅርህ እያደላ
ስንት አጥምደህ ስንት ይዘሀል
ስንቷን ቆንጆ አፍዝዘሀል
የሴት ሁሉ ቀልብ ማረፊያ
ክንፍ አለህ ወይ ማንሳፈፊያ
እንዴት ብዬ ላወዳድርህ ከዚህ ሁሉ ኮሳሳ
ቢጠይቁኝ ልንገራችው ጀግንነትክን
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!

የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
ጉድ ነው!
ጉድ! ጉድ! ጉድ! ጉድ!ጉድ!

የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!
የኔ አንበሳ! የኔ አንበሳ!

ይኸዉ ይነፋሉ ጥሩንባ ይኸዉ ይሰማኛል ጥሩንባ
እልልታው ጭፈራው ደመቀ ፍቅሬ ተመልሶ ገባ
ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ! ኸረ ጉድ ኸረ ጉድ ፈላ!
እፍረት ይሉኝታዬን አሳጣኝ ልቤ ለፍቅርህ እያደላ
እዩት ልጁን ሲንጎራደድ ያንን ሽንጡን ሲያውረገርግ
አይኑ ገዳይ ጥርሱ ገዳይ ስንቴ ልሙት በዚህ ጉዳይ
ወይ ቁመና ወየው ዛላ ሰዉ እንደ'ህል አይበላ
አለ ለካ የሰዉ ሀረግ ደረት ክንዱ
ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ!
ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ!
ባለማእረግ! ባለማእረግ!
አቤት-አቤት-አቤት-አቤት አቤት-አቤት-አቤት-አቤት
ፍቅሬን ላንተ ሰጥቻለሁ አርገኝ የቤትህ እመቤት
TBH, this sounds a LOT like Celtic mouth music (that's a good thing).
The more I hear this tune, the more I like it!!  Thanx RP!
layers and layers of greatness.  thank you.
EXCELLENT!! I never heard of her before this! Thank You RP! She collaborated with some astounding people, I am amazed that I never heard of her before!
 BillG wrote:

Yes, a completely different language -- but still a member of the Semetic langauge family, along with Arabic & Hebrew.  As such, it has much more in common with those than it does with Indo-European languages. 
 
(more info)


A music and history lesson on RP. What fortune for the listeners.  
Saw GiGi at a small festival in Syracuse, NY when this album first came out, great set
Lived for years in Ethiopia. Never heard Gigi before. Wonderful! 
 maxvonevil wrote:

Gotta love every time Bill plays ethnic music, how the Sucko Barfo bar shoots up.

Imagine a bunch of country-loving rednecks covering their ears, writhing in pain, while frantically stomping the PSD button. Play some more Bill! 


Not sure there are too many country-loving rednecks listening to RP. 
 maxvonevil wrote:

Gotta love every time Bill plays ethnic music, how the Sucko Barfo bar shoots up.

Imagine a bunch of country-loving rednecks covering their ears, writhing in pain, while frantically stomping the PSD button. Play some more Bill! 



Agreed but I really dislike the term "ethnic music".
 uniguide wrote:
Sorry to be that guy, but Amharic is VERY different than Hebrew and Arabic. Completely different language ...but I get it, for the average 'American ear', anything that is not English/Latin sounds Arabic. 

Americans need to broaden their horizons and travel internationally more often.


Yes, a completely different language -- but still a member of the Semetic langauge family, along with Arabic & Hebrew.  As such, it has much more in common with those than it does with Indo-European languages. 
 
(more info)
 uniguide wrote:
Sorry to be that guy, but Amharic is VERY different than Hebrew and Arabic. Completely different language ...but I get it, for the average 'American ear', anything that is not English/Latin sounds Arabic. 

Americans need to broaden their horizons and travel internationally more often.


mojoman wrote:
She's Ethiopian, and she's singing in Amharic, which linguistically is similar to Hebrew and Arabic.
 

 

I agree. It sounds nothing like Arabic to my ear. I'm half Arab, didn't keep up with the language to my sorrow, but I know what it sounds like. It also sounds nothing like Hebrew. 
It's a great album! Thanks RP!
Sorry to be that guy, but Amharic is VERY different than Hebrew and Arabic. Completely different language ...but I get it, for the average 'American ear', anything that is not English/Latin sounds Arabic. 

Americans need to broaden their horizons and travel internationally more often.


mojoman wrote:
She's Ethiopian, and she's singing in Amharic, which linguistically is similar to Hebrew and Arabic.
 

Gotta love every time Bill plays ethnic music, how the Sucko Barfo bar shoots up.

Imagine a bunch of country-loving rednecks covering their ears, writhing in pain, while frantically stomping the PSD button. Play some more Bill! 
Almost has Gaelic flavours
Gud is God in Danish. 
 whomhow wrote:
really glad to hear Gigi on RP. Really dissapointed with its low rates. 7.
 
To date is the average only 5,8.. 
energy is quite good
 
This is what's great about RP.  The sheer variety.
really glad to hear Gigi on RP. Really dissapointed with its low rates. 7.
 laprincessa wrote:
Another great one to add to my "favorites" list. I think I need this album.
 
We've had it for a few years and still love it. Try her album Gold & wax, too.

l love this entire album, and her entire album Gold & Wax. Please play some songs from both albums, I'm sure your listeners will like her, too.
She's Ethiopian, and she's singing in Amharic, which linguistically is similar to Hebrew and Arabic.
philarktos wrote:
Newsflash for the authors of bad puns based on a mistaken assumption about the title.
Do you understand this language? I have a far worse pun/mistake for you: In the 3th or 4th line of "Guramayle" (my other favourite from this album), I always get startled when she seems to sing what really sounds like "Butt F*ker", in the middle of a romantic melody. :oops: Quite annoying... Do you know what she really sings and means?
Another great one to add to my "favorites" list. I think I need this album.
Thanks for this... helps us all climb out of our xenophobic mindsets. Travel the world; listen to RP. :D The only problem is the wrong CD cover was displayed...
You know who's a gud fella? Johnny Damon. You know who else is a gud fella? Curt Shilling.
Chunnamark wrote:
I like this album a lot. I definately recommend it. It's good atmosphere.
same here. i just can't understand why there's only one or two more Gigi tracks in the RP lbrary. :?
I like this album a lot. I definately recommend it. It's good atmosphere.
Originally Posted by philarktos: Newsflash for the authors of bad puns based on a mistaken assumption about the title. Gud Fella IS NOT "Good Fellow" in some kind of AngloAfrican pidgin (Ethiopia was conquered, but never culturally dominated, by ITALY) "Gud Fella" translates as "Trouble is Brewing", concerning the singer's reaction to a man. And in the context of a conservative traditional culture, it SMOKES.
Isn't the whole idea of pun that it's play on the fact that a word sounds like something other than what it actaully means? Thanks for the translation though, now that i know what the song is about, I still don't like it.
Newsflash for the authors of bad puns based on a mistaken assumption about the title. Gud Fella IS NOT \"Good Fellow\" in some kind of AngloAfrican pidgin (Ethiopia was conquered, but never culturally dominated, by ITALY) \"Gud Fella\" translates as \"Trouble is Brewing\", concerning the singer\'s reaction to a man. And in the context of a conservative traditional culture, it SMOKES.
Originally Posted by simcha62: I rate this song MOST excellent. This music is reminiscent of Fela chanting and Aster Aweke vocals. I love it and want to hear more of it and from this artist. Thanks :D
So very glad to see that I'm not alone here !!! Downright celestial groove here. 21 Century Saraswati with Electronic Asparas. Court musicians in a very up-to date god realm.
I rate this song MOST excellent. This music is reminiscent of Fela chanting and Aster Aweke vocals. I love it and want to hear more of it and from this artist. Thanks :D
:roll:
\"Gud Fella\"? I preferred her earlier work on \"Dah Gudfahdder\"; parts I & II are amazing, while part III is merely great. Looking forward to her next album: \"Dah Suprahnoss.\"
Sure, this song is not mainstream taste, even here on RP, but personally I really like the harmony singing and the weird African/jazz mix. Yes, jazz. But I'm no jazz guru. Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter play on this album. And a certain "David Gilmore" (not Gilmour) plays guitar. :p Oh wait, apparently Gilmore is a Jazz musician too.
I\'ve heard this one often enough.
Originally Posted by Cy: I like it, an interesting track to have in the mix. It reminds me of Mickey Hart's "Planet Drum" world beat stuff. :)
I was actually planning on uploading some tracks from Planet Drum as soon as the Goldsmiths get back home!
I like it, an interesting track to have in the mix. It reminds me of Mickey Hart\'s \"Planet Drum\" world beat stuff. :)
I you enjoy this one, you should also check out Herbie Hancock's new album future2future - Gigi appears on several tracks. plus it is Herbie's best album since Headhunters (imho, of course)!