Songs from the Costa Atlantica

Continuing the theme of the Costa Caribe (the Atlantic/Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua), here are two very popular songs from the Coast, which are often danced to. Below the YouTube videos is the translation from the Creole to English. Pretty fascinating to see the language differences and developments.

Disclaimer: the second one is a Dancing with the Stars version…a little more glamorized than the traditional dancing, perhaps? But, it gives you an idea.

Mayaya lass im key (Mayaya lost the key)

Mayaya Oh!

Mayaya lass im key (Mayaya lost the key)

Mayaya Oh!

A wan mi key fu go opin mi do (I want my key to go open my door)

Mayaya Oh!

A wan mi key fu go opin mi do (I want my key to go open my door)

Mayaya Oh!

Mayaya key da gool (Mayaya  …?)

Mayaya Oh!

Mayaya key da gool

Mayaya Oh!………….(Repite)

Tu lu lu lu

Pass anda (Pass under)

Gial an buay de pass anda  (Girl and boy they pass under)

Pass pass pass anda

All a dem dey pass anda (Girl and boy they pass under)

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