Oloololo
Written by Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, ©1998

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Intro: Dm Am
       Am7 Gm7 (2X)

Am7
Lala Salama
       Gm7
To the Masai Mara
    Am7
And asante sana
   Gm7
To Kichwa Tembo
        Am7
I'm going Oloololo
            Gm7
Back to the world where I'm from
            Am7
Soon I'll be flying solo
                  Gm7             PAUSE
On a heading that follows the sun
Dm7  Am7  Dm7  Am7      Gm7   PAUSE
 Oloololo, Oloololo, 'loololo

                 Am7
'Cause I've been down from Nairobi
     Gm7
Southeast of Kisumu
       Am7
To the waiting savanna
       Gm7
Like a place that I once knew

        Am7
And the river was flowing
                    Gm7
While the crocodile baked in the sun
         Am7
With the elephant knowing
                    Gm7         PAUSE
That a change had already begun
Dm7  Am7  Dm7  Am7      Gm7
 Oloololo, Oloololo, 'loololo

ADLIB: Dm Am Dm Am7 (2X)

Dm7  Am7  Dm7  Am7
 Oloololo, Oloololo
             Dm7  Am7
(Lala Salama) Oloololo (To the Masai Mara)
                Dm    Am                    Gm (FADE)
(And asante sana) Oloololo (To Kichwa Tembo)

Thanks to Ramon Perez for sending in these chords.


Last Revised: 5 July 2024