Can Anyone Help with the Zulu Song “Here Come Our Mothers”?

Here Come Our Mothers Bring Us Presents is a traditional Zulu children’s song that’s sung by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  Here are the lyrics with the Zulu part phonetically written…

Here come our mothers, bringing us presents
Ngci bo, Ngci bo, Nampayano mame *

We can see apples, we can see bananas
Ngci bo, Ngci bo, Nampayano mame

We can see cookies, we can see sweet things
Ngci bo, Ngci bo, Nampayano mame

*Pronounced as “trrrre te bo”

Can anyone help with the spelling of the Zulu text and share what it means? If so, please let us know in the comments below.

Here’s a video of Daria from Making Multicultural Music singing this song…

Thanks for sharing this song with us Daria!

Mama Lisa

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