Track 3: Gudo
Hande hande mukanya
Hande pachuru paya
Wanonga nhanga nderake
Wanonga fere nderake
Ndashaya muti murefu
Let's go, let's go sir
Let's go to that anthill
Where are we to pass the time today?
We are going to pass the time at Nyandoro's
Off we go to eat what we sow
Whoever picks a pumpkin, it is theirs
Whoever picks a cattle melon, it is theirs
I failed to find a tall tree
In order to see what to pick....
The people of the totem Soko (monkey) hold the baboon as sacred. In this song the baboon is likened to humans. When roaming in its land, it swaggers free everywhere taking everything as its own. Mukanya (One Who Swaggers) is a praise name of the descendants of Zimunya and others whose totem is Soko.
According to tradition, Soko men are know to desire women from different regions such as the women in Nyandoro's country who are as full and varied in beauty and decorate themselves with beautiful conus shells as beautiful as the different varieties of pumpkin.