English lyrics 2017-01-14T23:05:56+00:00

(Leslie Cartaya, Steve Roitstein © 2009 Riot Music, all rights reserved. ASCAP)

Chorus:
Okra, okra
Give me anything but okra

So, the other day
They invited to me dinner
Telling me they had made
Some delicious food
I spent all afternoon
Preparing my palate
But what I didn’t know
Was what I would find. What do you think? (chorus)

There I was, imagining
A nice pork roast
Topped with onions
And crushed garlic
Or a piece of yuca
Floating in mojito sauce
But forget it, brother
No yuca, no pork. (chorus)

I prefer pork with potatoes
You know that very well

So why do you bring me to Senen’s house?
His vegetarian grandmother
Only makes
Health food soups
That I can’t stand (chorus)

For Yemaya, Ochún, and for Changó

Look, I bring okra
Okra
Listen, I bring my okra
I’m bringing beautiful flowers, Changó