Nan mitan yon chan kann b
ò Igwey
In the middle of a cane field near Higuey 
An Dominikani
In the Dominican Republic
De Ayisyen chita nan yon batey
Two Haitians are sitting
Pye at
è, dotouni
Barefooted, their back nacked
Youn ape pale, y
oun ape koute
One's talking, one's listening
Yo pa f
è bri
They're not making any noise
Van nan kann nan s
èlman ki tande
The wind through the cane is the only thing hearing
Sa y-ape di
What they're saying


Vyewo, ou k-prale f
è tè Ayiti,
Viejo as you're going to farm in Haiti...

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