| Lesotho || || Berea || || Basotho || || 1959 || Hugh Tracey |
Language and title:
original language: Sotho
title in original language: Nyeketheula
title in English:
| type || # performers || instrument (type) || singing voice
| Group || unknown || -
|| BOY |
length: 2:07 min.
not available online
"The Sound of Africa Series - Sons d'Afrique Series"
Reference AMA. TR-101
A voice at the end shouts "Caught!"
Mouse hunting is a favourite pastime of the small shepherd boys. "Look at this crow. It is wearing a chain. It takes it for a rosary. The rosaries are finished. They have all been given to the school children. Help us, Mother of God. Give us a rosary. Hao-hao! The rosaries are finished. Look at this crow. It is wearing trousers. The trousers are too big."
Octave reduced tone scale
All pitch candidates
Melodic progress (fragment)