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I Abandon (Excision)
composed and sung by Ténin Bomboté
,
Arrangement by Dayé Koné
with 17 actual ex-excisers in the chorus.

I was an exciser. I excised little girls.
When I was in bed at night, I couldnít sleep, thinking of the cries of the girls.
So I thought about it. I worried about it. I was scared.
From that day on Iíve never excised another girl.

I stopped excising. I wonít do it anymore. Itís not good to excise girls.
I wonít do it anymore.
The bad things Iíve seen about excision are enough for me.
Excision is bad. There are too many terrible consequences.
Excision is bad. Women suffer a lot from it.
Excision is bad. Lots of diseases come from it.
Excision of little girls is bad, my family. It causes lots of serious diseases.
Lots of diseases come from excision like tetanus.
Incurable diseases come from excision like AIDS.
Married couples have lots of problems because of excision.
In childbirth there are lots of problems because of excision.
Excision is bad, my family, womenís problems never end. (2nd part repeated 3x)

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