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Amadou & Mariam — Compagnon De La Vie
Album: Welcome To Mali
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Total ratings: 948









Released: 2009
Length: 3:44
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Mon amour, ma cherie,
Ooh, cherie.
Ma cherie, ma bien aimée,
Ooh, mon coeur,
Je pense à toi nuit et jour,
Fidèle compagnon.

Je t'aimerai toute ma vie,
Compagnon de la vie,
Ma cherie, ma bien aimée.
Ooh, mon coeur,
Je pense à toi nuit et jour.
Fidèle compagnon!
Je t'aimerai toute ma vie.
Compagnon de la vie!

Môgo tè djiyala bêyé. Môgo tè djiyala bêyé.
Né diyana môgô bêmi dé.
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.
Môgo tè djiyala bêyé. Môgo tè djiyala bêyé.
Né ni kanmôgô bêmi dé.
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.
Sarama la malo magni dé.
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.
Yorodjan na kanou magni dé.
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.
Dja môgô tê diyala bêyé
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.
Dja môgô tê diya bêyé
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.

Mon amour, ma cherie,
Ooh, cherie.
Ma cherie, ma bien aimée,
Ooh, mon coeur,
Je pense à toi nuit et jour,
Fidèle compagnon!
Je t'aimerai toute ma vie,
Compagnon de la vie,

I gnongon ti ba denw na.
I gnogon ti sindjiw la.
Ala dé yi ka ko diya né yé.
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné.
I gnongon ti ba denw na.
I gnogon ti sindjiw la.

I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné...

Mon amour, ma cherie,
Ooh, cherie.
Ma cherie, ma bien aimée,
Ooh, mon âme,
Je pense à toi nuit et jour,
Fidèle compagnon!
Je t'aimerai toute ma vie.
Compagnon de la vie!
Mon amour, ma cherie.
Ooh, cherie.
I ka guêrê ka na an ki gné...

(translation)

My love, my baby,
Oh, baby.
My baby, my beloved,
Oh, my heart,
I think of you night and day,
Loyal companion.

I will love you all my life,
Companion for life,
My baby, my beloved.
Oh! My heart
I think of you night and day
Loyal companion
I will want to love you all my life
Companion for life

You can't please everyone. You can't please everyone.
Where are you my beloved?
Come here so that we can see you
You shouldn't be ashamed of being lovely
Come here so that we can see you
You shouldn't love from far away
Come here so that we can see you
I know now that you don't please everyone
Come here so that we can see you
I know now that you don't dislike everyone
Come here so that we can see you

My love, my baby,
Oh, baby.
My baby, my beloved,
Oh, my heart,
I think of you night and day,
Loyal companion.

I will love you all my life,
Companion for life,
I know now that you can't please everyone
Come here so that we can see you
I know now that you don't dislike everyone
Come here so that we can see you
Where are you my love?
Where are you my soul?
You are not the same as your brothers
You are not the same as your sisters
It's God who made you so pleasing to me
Come here so that we can see you

I don't like feel ashamed of your loveliness
Come close so that we can see you
I don't like to love from far away
Come close so that we can see you...

My love, my baby,
Oh, baby.
My baby, my beloved,
Oh, my soul,
I think of you night and day,
Loyal companion.
I will love you all my life
Companion for life.
My love, my baby
Oh, baby.
Come close so that we can see you...
Comments (94)add comment
Going to see them tonight!
They're opening for The Blind Boys of Alabama.
c.
 Yiungdrac wrote:


dude you need to connect start with theraphy.


Dude, you need to start with spellcheck or a good dictionary. 
 blotto wrote:


Wow, might want to tune back into the Country stations.


dude you need to connect start with theraphy.
 pianocomposer wrote:
Saw these guys open for Coldplay in St. Louis. Just like this song...all their stuff is repetitive. all their stuff is repetitive. . all their stuff is repetitive. 5=ok.
 

You must be white. African and Afro-Caribbean music (including reggae)
is very repetitive in the general form, but within that form, comes the
beauty of improvisation and melodic and rhythmical point and counter
point. Many people with your taste also don't like bands like the
Grateful Dead, because you think it is so repetitive...when in fact, the
structure of the repetition gives the space to explore the unknown
galaxies! Open your mind man!

I put this in my personal playlist and it's one of my favorites. I try to sing along even if I have no idea  what they are saying. I dig the call and response of the singers. The horns and keyboards are the bomb!!! It's just a great song IMO.
Love the horns in this one!
 unclehud wrote:

Tell that to Haydn, Bach, and Strauss.  And ice cream doesn't, either.

This is most definitely an 8.
 
And in other news, milk doesn't come from cows, but from the supermarket.

Actually, archaeologists and historians (you know, those whack jobs who actually research stuff for a living), discovered flavored ice was produced in the Sahara dessert in ancient Egypt during the first dynasty in 2890 B.C., by placing thin clay trays with water on straw beds, which would freeze over night by evaporation and low night temperatures. True, the Persians later around 400 B.C improved the recipe by adding dairy products.

Last time I checked facebook. someone claimed  (that was sarcasm) that both the Sahara and Egypt are to be found on the African continent. And, if you truly want to split hairs,  those 3 guys descended from Africa along with you, me and everyone else. -Unless of course you're a hardcore creationist, then of course none of this will make sense to you.

Quid quo pro, uncle.
Thats it...I am taking French lessons!!!
 eveliko wrote:
.... this is brilliantly demonstrating that everything comes from Africa, period.
 
Tell that to Haydn, Bach, and Strauss.  And ice cream doesn't, either.

This is most definitely an 8.
I cant stop my feet!
 LastGaspMusic wrote:

Yep

 
Last phrase, yep
 eveliko wrote:
This song contains all the rules of blues, rock and funk at once, sounds like an essential matrix for anything else, this is brilliantly demonstrating that everything comes from Africa, period.

 
Yep
Mmmmm yep
George Thorough good
Lernt it gud 
Not quite do 
I like these folks a lot, not quite sure why, but their tunes are infectious and "bright"
This song contains all the rules of blues, rock and funk at once, sounds like an essential matrix for anything else, this is brilliantly demonstrating that everything comes from Africa, period.
delightful, Most Excellent even!  : )
Never-ceasing repetition - you drive me insane! {#Frustrated}
I liked this enough to comment ant rate YEARS ago.  Still liking it.  boosted rating on this basis!  quite lovely
 Swan_Jack wrote:
I saw them last year in Paris. They played in a hall totally black: no light at all. You feel and hear their music in a very different way. Nice experience.
 
Wow. . . I'd really like to experience that for loads of reasons. Thanks for posting. 

Everybody in my churches thinks this song sounds groovy...  we be dancing...
 
Damn.  I have to go spend some money and get this.
AMEN!  simply amazing.  love these guys and their story and their passions

 
Stingray wrote:

What an incredibly foolish thing to say. STUNNING!

Seems you know absolutely nothing about music and MALIAN/AFRICAN MUSIC specifically!

 


"Welcome to Mali". Might want to wait a couple of months and see how things turn out before you go.
 pianocomposer wrote:
Saw these guys open for Coldplay in St. Louis. Just like this song...all their stuff is repetitive. all their stuff is repetitive. . all their stuff is repetitive. 5=ok.
 

What an incredibly foolish thing to say. STUNNING!

Seems you know absolutely nothing about music and MALIAN/AFRICAN MUSIC specifically!


 Swan_Jack wrote:
I saw them last year in Paris. They played in a hall totally black: no light at all. You feel and hear their music in a very different way. Nice experience.
 

WOOOW - THAT SOUNDS JUST INCREDIBLE (knowing they are blind).

UNBELIEVABLE - I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE!


 pianocomposer wrote:
Saw these guys open for Coldplay in St. Louis. Just like this song...all their stuff is repetitive. all their stuff is repetitive. . all their stuff is repetitive. 5=ok.
 
TerryS wrote:

Just like John Lee Hooker?
 
...just like dylan,jj cale,springsteen,etc.?........
Heartbreaking!
It may be the Lagunitas IPA talking, but this gives me a damned headache.
they were great yesterday at the Burnaby Blues + Roots festival
I saw them last year in Paris. They played in a hall totally black: no light at all. You feel and hear their music in a very different way. Nice experience.
 pianocomposer wrote:
Saw these guys open for Coldplay in St. Louis. Just like this song...all their stuff is repetitive. all their stuff is repetitive. . all their stuff is repetitive. 5=ok.
 
Just like John Lee Hooker?
This band is good
this is quite nice, but talking about Mali you have to look out for "Tamikrest". i was in the first gig of their european tour 14 days ago and i tell you these (touareg) guys (and girls^^) rock like hell  - or... like DESERT!! 
A great track off a really enjoyable album. Malitastic!
These guys are growing on me...... {#Bananajam}
 kaybee wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how much great music comes from Mali.
 
I know... love these guys!
 valeriogonzalez wrote:
I love Amadou & Mariam
 
Me too!  {#Good-vibes}

Poor ignorants those who don't tolerate world music.
I love Amadou & Mariam
 Alpine wrote:
Come on.  What the fuck is this?
 
Eclecticism in action. What else did you expect on RP? It's the station's raison d''être.

Saw these guys open for Coldplay in St. Louis. Just like this song...all their stuff is repetitive. all their stuff is repetitive. . all their stuff is repetitive. 5=ok.
No thanks.  A 2 at best
 Marley wrote:

Same here! Ugh!
  
If Bill  promises to never played them again; I would donate more money.
Eclectic indeed! World Music! luv it.
 Alpine wrote:
Come on.  What the fuck is this?
 
Think of it as expansion.

 Alpine wrote:
Come on.  What the fuck is this?
 

Wow, might want to tune back into the Country stations.
Compagnon De La Vie

mushroom of life?
Nice song!
 Alpine wrote:
Come on.  What the fuck is this?
 
Um, Amadou & Mariam. Ain't everyone's cuppa, but that's what RP's for.

Come on.  What the fuck is this?
Really enjoyed that!!
I really dig their sound. {#Sunny}
They rock this one!
Dont have a clue what they're singing about but its a lovely mix of brass and beat.
I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.  I, for one, really appreciate the airplay A&M gets here on RP!  Thanks! {#Sunny}
 SirLars wrote:
bouncing in my chair = quite likeable

7

 
 
likewise!

make it stop......
Feel like Im chillin in Capetown....
 kaybee wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how much great music comes from Mali.
 
It's even arguable that pretty much all modern pop and rock music can trace its roots to Malian (well, most West African, really) griot tradition.
It never ceases to amaze me how much great music comes from Mali.
OK—I've got to get the CD!
awe jeeze, not this again...
bouncing in my chair = quite likeable

7

 
 Manbird wrote:
I bought this CD for my son... wishing I had bought it for myself!
 

I bought this for my son, too, but that was because I really wanted it. And then I went and got another one.
I bought this CD for my son... wishing I had bought it for myself!
Heard it a lot on RP to date, and still like it!  I like how it blends the classic Mali sound with a fuller arrangement and a rocking beat.
Argh j'accroche pas, j'accroche pas, j'accroche pas... Peut-etre que c'est parce que les paroles me paraissent vraiment pauvres. Joli et tout mais non. Voila. Dommage.
5 points for the Hammond,,+ 1 for the rest = 6.{#Bananapiano}
overplayed / boring
More! More! More! I luvs me some Amadou et Mariam!!{#Dancingbanana}
A&M pack some great riffs into this tune.  Love it.
 MsJudi wrote:
This is fun.
 
{#High-five} Agreed! This is great.

 steventylersqa wrote:
I agree I think I've had my fill of Amadou & Mariam for this year, and all of next year too!

 
Droidac wrote:
Blech, this is worse than Dengue Fever! I'm not quote sure how that's even possible, but it is!
 
 
Same here! Ugh!
I agree I think I've had my fill of Amadou & Mariam for this year, and all of next year too!

 
Droidac wrote:
Blech, this is worse than Dengue Fever! I'm not quote sure how that's even possible, but it is!
 


Blech, this is worse than Dengue Fever! I'm not quite sure how that's even possible, but it is!

BLASTERPIECE!
This is fun.
 Baby_M wrote:
Delightful!  It's the Santana/Doors/Traffic keyboard riff that really sets it off for me.
 
Love it! {#Sunny}

 joerw wrote:
{#Cry} aweful

 

{#Laughing}  awe-full
This sounds like a really good album.
NICE
Been hearing an awful lot of this one.

And now I LIKE IT!  LOL!
Delightful!  It's the Santana/Doors/Traffic keyboard riff that really sets it off for me.
 joerw wrote:
{#Cry} aweful

 
{#Biggrin} wonderful!

You're full of awe?

 
joerw wrote:
{#Cry} aweful

 


{#Cry} aweful

Those crazy Malians

 martinc wrote:
sounds almost the same as their other song i heard here ce n'est pas bon. 
 

Absolutely! And they are both great as is all of their songs!{#Clap}
sounds almost the same as their other song i heard here ce n'est pas bon. 
Except for 4 and 10, each rating number has ONE vote at this moment.  Big spread, few votes.....hmmmm.
{#Puke}
Others may disagree but this does nothing for me. Not lacking in talent, just... that it sounds like its been done so many times before.