Track 6: Mutii?
Ho hiye woye uyo mutii?
Muremani nhengure hapo tsve
Muzhanje nhengure apo tsve
Mutsvanzwa nhengure apo tsve
Mutsambati nhengure apo tsve
Dhumbu rina manyere
Rave dhumbu rine manyere
Dhumbu rine manyere, nzira hadzirwirwi
Ndendendendende, Hande hande hande.......
'What Kind of Tree Is It?'
So what kind of tree is that?
It is a lemon tree, drongo, over there
It is a Muzhanje fruit tree over there....
That is a sour plum tree over there
That is a Mutsambatsi fruit tree over there
A striped kilt of different colours
It has become a striped kilt of different colours
A striped kilt of may different colours, different ways are not fought for
Gogogogogo, let's go, let's go....
In this song, there are verses from two different songs mixed together. The first is from a children's mnemonic song to teach children all the names of the fruit trees. A bird called 'nhengure' (drongo) is known to be so clever that it knows when to sing first in the morning and also bullies all other birds when they are in the fruit trees.
The second verse comes from a morality tale about a husband and wife who decided to follow different ways in the running of the household. It is a song instructing adults to work together without conflict so that the family stays together.