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What Is the Title to This Song ?? (South Africa, a-A-a)

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Andre Desrochers

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Oct 5, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/5/98
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There was a song I used to hear when I was young (early 70's) and it was
played to death on the radio. The song had a part in it that went...

"South Africa aaa-AAA-aaa"
"Beautiful Land aaa-AAA-aaa"


Does anyone remember this song at all?
If so, please post a reply with the Name of the artist and the song.

Fingers crossed, thanks in advance.

Wayne Garvin

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Oct 6, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/6/98
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On Mon, 5 Oct 1998 22:40:49 -0400
"Andre Desrochers" <birdie...@sprint.ca> wrote:

>There was a song I used to hear when I was young (early 70's) and it was
>played to death on the radio. The song had a part in it that went...
>
>"South Africa aaa-AAA-aaa"
>"Beautiful Land aaa-AAA-aaa"
>
>Does anyone remember this song at all?
>If so, please post a reply with the Name of the artist and the song.

The group is Thundermug and they were from London, Ontario, Canada. The name
of the song is "Africa" and it can be found on the CD "Made In Canada - Our
Rock 'N' Roll History - Volume Three (1965-1974)" from BMG Music Canada
(KCD1-7158). I'm not sure if it's still available though.

The lyrics are really hard to figure out but here's my best guess. If anyone
can offer corrections or fill-in the missing words, I'd greatly appreciate
it.


Africa
- written by Bill Durst and Joe De Angelis
- as recorded by Thundermug in 1972

Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land (ah-ah-ah)
Hot is the sun, cold is the night
You're mine!

Thunder saw savanna
I can look out to the sea, look at me

Live off the land (ah-ah-ah)
Smoke mashmakhan (ah-ah-ah)
Forests so green, jungles so deep
Sublime!

Up the great Zambezi
Sail the Congo to the sea

You're my father, you're my mother
You're my sister and my brother
You're my friend

Soft rolling sand (ah-ah-ah)
Where life began (ah-ah-ah)
Song of the bird, roar of the beast
Sublime!

???? ???? ??? Turkana
Tanganyika call to me, call to me

------ kazoo solo ------

You're my father, you're my mother
You're my sister and my brother
You're my friend

Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land (ah-ah-ah)
Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Sing coloured man (ah-ah-ah)

Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land (ah-ah-ah)
Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land (ah-ah-ah)
Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land (ah-ah-ah)
Love Africa (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land (ah-ah-ah)
Love Africa


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Andre Desrochers

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Oct 6, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/6/98
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For The Love of "Sweet Jesus" that was fast.
And yes, those lyrics, indeed that is the song.
If anyone doesn't know this song...pity!

Thanks for being "On The Ball" there Wayne.

Wayne Garvin wrote in message <36199650...@news.igs.net>...

wendys...@gmail.com

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Oct 24, 2013, 10:28:08 PM10/24/13
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On Monday, October 5, 1998 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, Andre Desrochers wrote:
> There was a song I used to hear when I was young (early 70's) and it was
> played to death on the radio. The song had a part in it that went...
>
> "South Africa aaa-AAA-aaa"
> "Beautiful Land aaa-AAA-aaa"
>
>
> Does anyone remember this song at all?
> If so, please post a reply with the Name of the artist and the song.
>
> Fingers crossed, thanks in advance.

omigosh!! i was just talking about this song the other nite -- i said it usta play on the radio constantly and NO ONE but me has ever heard it!! i feel so validated now!!!!

martina...@gmail.com

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May 19, 2019, 3:34:32 PM5/19/19
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I had the same thoughts, stuck singing that first line over and over again! And now you can find the entire song and lyrics on YouTube https://youtu.be/mgovym11PUo

pianoma...@gmail.com

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pianoma...@gmail.com

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Thanks so much Mr. Garvin. I have been going nuts trying to find that song for 3 days! Ithought it was Called Africa or close to that but all I got was the Toto song. I punched in kazoo solo songs, still no luck. Killer kazoo solo, awesome song. Finally lucked out by finding the request from the other person. Cheers, Pianoman Craig

Suzan Ritchin

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Dec 27, 2022, 3:30:19 PM12/27/22
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On Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Wayne Garvin wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Oct 1998 22:40:49 -0400
> "Andre Desrochers" <birdie...@sprint.ca> wrote:
> >There was a song I used to hear when I was young (early 70's) and it was
> >played to death on the radio. The song had a part in it that went...
> >
> >"South Africa aaa-AAA-aaa"
> >"Beautiful Land aaa-AAA-aaa"
> >
> >Does anyone remember this song at all?
> >If so, please post a reply with the Name of the artist and the song.
Wanted you to know that you've stopped me from going mad trying to find the name of this song and from trying to "sing" it for others to see if they can help. Thank you from 2022!

Wendy Polland Gauthier

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Feb 25, 2023, 11:06:57 PM2/25/23
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On Monday, October 5, 1998 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-7, Andre Desrochers wrote:
> There was a song I used to hear when I was young (early 70's) and it was
> played to death on the radio. The song had a part in it that went...
> "South Africa aaa-AAA-aaa"
> "Beautiful Land aaa-AAA-aaa"
>
> Does anyone remember this song at all?
> If so, please post a reply with the Name of the artist and the song.
> Fingers crossed, thanks in advance.
ha ha.. it drove me nuts that it was so overplayed and NO ONE ever
knew what i was talking about!

Nigel Reed

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Mar 9, 2023, 5:17:49 AM3/9/23
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Try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jut6sOTqldU

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