Happy Mother’s Day 2017: “L’Amour d’Une Mère (A Mother’s Love)” by Patience Dabany

HappyMotherDayTo celebrate this upcoming Mother’s day, I wanted to share Patience Dabany‘s “L’Amour d’Une Mère” (A Mother’s Love) which is a classic. Patience Dabany is a baronness of African music with a career which has spun over several decades. She also served as the First Lady of Gabon from 1967 to 1988, at which time she boldly divorced her husband, the late Gabonese President Omar Bongo Ondimba. This song, “L’Amour d’Une Mère” is quite special and I dedicate it to all the mothers out there! I have translated the words to English here: Translation Dr. Y., Afrolegends.com.  Happy Mother’s Day 2017!

 

A Mother’s Love (by Patience Dabany)

The first time you opened your eyes

at that moment, God granted my wish

Holding you against me was my only comfort

oh yes my baby, it was you my gold

when the time came for you to take off

I prayed a long time for you to never fall

and if you ever, hesitate to re-open my door

remember that Mommy will always love you

Yes

Even if you went to other loves

you always have a place in my yard

we will find the strength to overcome obstacles

and if you ever stumble, I will work miracles

and since that time, when you took off

I prayed for a long time that you never fall

and if you have hairs, do not hesitate to re-open my door

You know very well, that my heart will always be open to you

A Mother’s love, never goes out

A Mommy’s love, never goes out, never, never

A Mother’s love, never goes out

A Mommy’s love, never goes out, never, never

I raised you with love, from the day you were born

And I will always give you love, love you only as mother can love

A Mother’s love, never goes out

A Mommy’s love, never goes out

even if you fly on your own wings

even if obligations call you

your place will always be in my heart, because Mommy will always love you

A Mother’s love, never goes out

A Mommy’s love, never goes out

and if life teaches you things, and that you can’t take her blows

you have to know to go back, open Mommy’s door

A Mother’s love, never goes out

A Mommy’s love, never goes out

A Mother’s love, never goes out

A Mommy’s love, never goes out

Even in the afterlife.