Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection
Maimayo mayo ka ngimongin - we must appeal strongly for the oxen
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Moruangor village, near Lotome, Moroto, Uganda
A general song for ceremonial feast; recorded under the shelter of trees as opposed to inside the village in a futile attempt to ascape the wind. Recording arranged by Eileen Milligan. Men and women of the village. Simultaneous recordings made by John Blacking and Lois Anderson except that Blacking's voice can be heard announcing 'Item No. 49' in the pause after the first section of the akiwar (59a). Text: Solo 1: Maimayo mayo ka ngimongin - we must appeal strongly (to the owner) for the oxen; Chorus: Kingarakinae - help us!; Solo 2: Ataar emong ataar emong kiita moi - if you kill the ox, if you kill the ox you will marry soon - C; Solo 3: Maimayo mayo ka ngimaniko - we must appeal strongly for the bulls - C; Solo 4: Ataar emong ataar emong kiita ngidwe - if you kill the ox, if you kill the ox, your daughters will marry - C; Solo 5: Maimayo mayo u-pap - we must appeal strongly, strongly, strongly, to the 'father' (of the ox).