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lyrics by john otim
song by joyce akpan

The story of good love gone bad.  First performed as poetry and song in the northern  Nigerian city of Zaria in the year 2009 at the Ahmadu Bello University campus. Now here in its original. Joyce Akpan in performance. Click here  to listen to the gentle flowing tune

 
 
 
 

Joyce Akpan

Joyce Akpan

 

ahmadu bello university


lyrics by john otim
music by joyce akpan

In the first light of the dawn
when his eyes first open
Maria was there
yes she was there

in the first light of the dawn
in that first light of the dawn
Maria was still there
oh yes she was

the world was about Maria
the stars and the heavens
swirled around Maria
and the splendor made him blink

in the first light of the dawn
in that first light of the dawn
Maria was still there
oh yes she was

but the world had moved
and the stars and the heavens
were no longer there
 they were no longer there

in the first light of the dawn
in that first light of the dawn
Maria was still there
oh yes she was

but strange shadows
oh strange shadows
they made him blue

in the first light of the dawn
in that first light of the dawn
Maria was still there
oh yes she was there

click here to listen to the music 

copyright john otim