Hasa Diga Eebowai Lyrics

Original Broadway Production (2011)
The Book of Mormon: the Musical
- Hasa Diga Eebowai Lyrics


MAFALA:
In this part of Africa, we ALL have a saying- whenver something bad happens,
we just throw our hands up to the sky and say HASA DIGA EEBOWAI!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Hasa Diga Eebowai?

MAFALA:
It's the only way to get through all these troubled times. 
There's war, poverty, famine... but having a saying makes it all seem better!

There isn't enough food to eat!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
People are starving in the street!

UGANDANS and MAFALA:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER PRICE:
Well, that's pretty neat!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
DOes it mean no worries for the rest of our days?

MAFALA:
Kind of!

We've had no rain in several days!

UGANDANS:
Hasa DIga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
And 80% of us have AIDS!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Many young girls here get
Circumcised,
Their clits get cut right off.

ALL:
Way oh!

WOMEN:
And so we say up to the sky-

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Now you try!  Just stand up tall, tilt your head to the sky,
and list off all the bad things in your life!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Somebody took our luggage away!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER PRICE:
The plane was crowded,
And the bus was late!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
When the world is getting you down,
There's nobody else to blame!

UGANDANS:
Way oh!

MAFALA:
Raise your middle finger to the sky,
And curse his rotten name!

ELDER PRICE:
Wait, what?!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER CUNNINGHAM:
Am I saying it right?

ELDER PRICE:
Excuse me sir, but what EXACTLY does that phrase mean?

MAFALA:
Well, let's see... "Eebowai" means "God". 
And "Hasa Diga" means... "Fuck You". 
So I guess in English it would be "Fuck you, God!"

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

ELDER PRICE:
WHAT?!

MAFALA:
When God fucks you in the butt-

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Fuck him right back in his cunt!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
Fuck you, God!

ELDER PRICE:
Excuse me, Sir, but you should really NOT be saying that. 
Things aren't always as bad as they seem!

MAFALA:
Oh really?  Well take this fucking asshole, Mutumbo. 
He got caught last week trying to RAPE a baby.

ELDER PRICE:
What?!  Why?!

MAFALA:
Some people in his tribe believe having sex with a virgin will cure their AIDS. 
There aren't many virgins left, so some of them are turning to babies.

ELDER PRICE:
But... that's horrible!

MAFALA:
I know!

UGANDANS:
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

MAFALA:
Here's the butcher, he has AIDS.
Here's the teacher, she has AIDS.
Here's the doctor, he has AIDS.
Here's my daughter, she has A....
Wonderful disposition.
She's all I have left in the world.
And if either of you lays a hand on her...
I will give you my AIDS!

UGANDANS:
If you don't like what we say,
Try living here a couple days!
Watch all your friends and family die!
Hasa Diga Eebowai!
(Fuck you!)
Hasa Diga Eebowai!

Fuck you God in the ass, mouth,
And cunt-a
Fuck you God in the ass, mouth,
And cunt-a
Fuck you God in the ass, mouth
And cunt-a
Fuck you in the eye!

Hasa-
Diga Eebowai!
Hasa-
Fuck you in the other eye!

Fuck you!
Fuck you God!
Fuck you!
Fuck you God!
Fuck you!
Fuck you God!

Hasa Diga!
Fuck you God!
In the cunt!

[Thanks to John Stephenson for lyrics]
[Thanks to Maddie Cook for corrections]

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