Urhobo Historical Society

UGBI:
An Urhobo Girl's Folk Wish Song For A Loving Husband


Urhobo Text:

Ugbi o!
Mo ri ghorie
Tio vwa awo.

Oshare re Erhi me
Mo ri ghorie
Tio vwa awo.

Ugbi o!
Mo ri ghorie
Tio vwa awo.

Oshare re Erhi me
Mo ri ghorie
Tio vwa awo.
 

 

Translation By Peter P. Ekeh

Ugbi, whoever you are
Roll on to me;
Come, sit on my laps.

You, whom my Guardian Spirit
Has willed for me,
As my loving husband.

Ugbi, wherever you are
Roll on to me;
Come, sit on my laps.

My Guardian Spirit chooses well;
Destiny will bring me
A loving husband.

Ugbi, whoever you are
Roll on to me;
Come, sit on my laps.


 
 

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