Eh, Sunun ba lèè
Sunun ba lèè, sunun ba ba, Sunun ba lèè
Nyani ma jugu saya dè ka jugu
This first part is praising Sunun ba, who was the great dancer after whom the rhythm is named. Prior to that, this rhythm was called Goi. The last line means "Even your struggles are not as bad as death" which I guess is another way of saying "Don't sweat the small stuff."La ilaha illallah, Mohammed rasul allah
This is a line from the Koran, meaning "There is no god other than Allah, Mohammed is a prophet of Allah." This is pronounced differently in Bamana than in Arabic.Fen beni allah che, Fen beni kira che
"It's between me and God." ... another way of saying "I swear to God" or "With God as my witness."Foli kadi joni ma ko foli kadi jembe fo che baw ma.
Kora kadi, kora kadi, jembe fo che baw
kora kadi nyani ma jugu saya de ka jugu.
This is praise of the music, and specifically of the jembe players (jembe fo che baw) and jeliya (kora kadi). The last line is a reprise of the line "Even your struggles are not as bad as death".
I hope this helps you! Let me know if you (and your group) learn the song, I would love to see you guys singing and playing!
All the best,