This is a very popular song in elementary schools in Cameroon. It's sung at school in the morning where there is a general assembly on the playing field and roll call is taken before classes begin...

Notes

*"Over there" refers to heaven.

(1) Alternate last line: "Over there, over there in our home."

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Nyango said, "You'll notice that most of our songs have a religious connotation and most of our schools are run by Baptist Missions, Presbyterian Missions and Catholic Missions and "over there" of course is talking of heaven."

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Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for contributing this song and for singing it for us.

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Nyango talks about this song (as well as sings it) in this mp3.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - There is Life and Joy Over There

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