SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 4: Mukango Poto

Mai vomwana huyai nechikwama changu ndodya mari dzangu

Mai vomwana huyai nechikwama changu ndoenda kundhariwo

Tombi huya nechikwama changu ndofya mari dzanduwo

Ho kamoyo kamiramira ndoenda kuhwahwa 

Kwamukanga poto

 

'Beer Drinking Pleasures'

 

My wife, bring my purse, I want to go and spend my money

My wife, come with my purse so that I can go for a beer please

Young-girl, bring my purse so that I can spend my money please

Now the little heart is excited that I go for beer

You then throw a pot at him

 

This is a critical song about men who want to spend their money on alcohol.