Welcome Song from Uganda

african mission school classWelcome Songs and Goodbye Songs are very popular in many countries in Africa. They’re often sung in schools when there’s a visitor.

Here’s a sweet song from Uganda that’s sung by schoolchildren from the town of Igana.

You’ll find the lyrics below followed by a YouTube…

Welcome Song

I’m so excited on top of the mountain
I feel a joy down in my heart,
That’s why I’m singing and dancing
You are welcome with our view of the stars.

My name is (name)
I feel joy down in my heart,
That’s why I’m singing and dancing
You are welcome with our view of the stars.

UPDATE: The original video was taken down. Here’s another one I found. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be sung by kids in Uganda. The last line is different, “You are welcome. We love you, with stars.”

Here’s another video of children in Uganda singing a different Welcome Song…


Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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4 Responses to “Welcome Song from Uganda”

  1. Carmel Bowman Says:

    What a fabulous song! I wish I had known this 6 months ago to teach my Montessori pre-schoolers. Thanks for posting. And thank the children for singing!

  2. shannon Says:

    I love this!

  3. Mrs. KHALEEQ Says:

    From where I can download complete song. Plz send me

  4. Andrea Says:

    Really love this song. I am wondering if you know if the traditional creators eg. Ugandans, have given us permission to share it with our classes. I am being mindful of cultural appropriation.
    Thanks

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