Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Cockie Lobin


This is a Zimbabwean rendition of the favorite children's poem

"Who Killed Cock-Robin?"


Zonke nyoni lapa moya ena kala ene kala,

Ene zwile ena file lo nyoni Cockie Lobin,

Ena zwili ena file ena zwili ena fili Cockie Lobin


Kubani ena blalile cocky lobin,

Mena kluma lo fly,

Na lo piccanini astromomical microscope,

Mena blalile cocky lobin.


Kubani ena blalile cocky lobin,

Mena klumu lo sparrow,

Na lo picannini intercontinental ballistic missile

Mena blalile cocky lobin.

Kubani ena digga lo grave,

Mena klumu lo owl,

Na lo earth moving equipment kamina,

Mena digga lo grave.


Kubani ena klumu lo prayers,

Mena klumu lo vulture,

Ndaba mena kona maningi culture,

Mena klumu lo prayers.