"Mandinka" is a song by Sinéad O'Connor from her 1987 album The Lion and the Cobra.
The video for "Mandinka" was shown heavily after debuting 24 January 1988 on 120 Minutes on MTV. The single was a mainstream pop hit in the UK, peaking at #17 in the singles chart, as well as her native Ireland.
The single was a big college radio hit in the US. In 1988, O'Connor sang "Mandinka" on Late Night with David Letterman, in what…
I'm dancing the seven veils
Want you to pick up my scarf
See how the black moon fades
Soon I can give you my heart