A Limbu Song

Sepmang:o Sorang
(I Woke From a Dream)

This song was originally written by Dilip Phurumbo and sung by Manu Nembang

Sepmang:o sorang chijing larang 
I woke up trembling from a nightmare

sepmangle kedhokhe
It was a bad dream

susunu nene keyamne tukpi i: these kebokkhe 
I saw you were very sad. Are you sick? What happened to you?

sakmenja kewa?i: wamendhung kewa?i: 
Are you starving or thirsty?

yammire lajeo:
In a foreign land

pangbheha itnu himsaha itnu yukkheo: ningwao:
Please remember the village and family in your heart.

tangbeang kaktu nenego la?a
One year has passed, I want to see you.

nokheang ferena 
Please come back.

samyangang yaktu, yuppaang yaktu
I don’t need any gold nor do I need silver

him ittang nokhena
please remember home and come back. 

at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa