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Siamubbula
Audio
Saturday, 21 June 1997 11:32

Listen to siamubbula or to a smaler sample by simonga and siankwede bokotela mudenda
recorded in siachilaba march 1997 by bert estl, released on the cd: tonga-simonga, one man-one note. produced by stadtwerkstatt und sunnseitn; distribution extraplatte ex 352-2

lyrics
muyanda ningangula nimutitulalima
what do you want here in this area?

story
lumwi iwimbo iwamba kuti siamubbula
oyu muntu wakajaya siejenga kuhwange
ino, siejenga akafwa
siankwede, mwimbi wakamvwa lubo
kutegwa siamubbula ngwakaja ya siejenga
kuzwa awa siankwede wimba iwimbo oyu
siankwede wimba iwimbo
oyu siankwede tayandi muntu ujaya bamwi
kutegwa bazibe zibi
ndolwimbo olu iwamana

another song talks of siamubbula
this man killed siejenga at hwange
now siejenga died
siankwede, the composer, heard again
that siamubbula was the very person who killed siejenga
after that, siankwede sang a song
this siankwede doesn`t want someone to kill other people
he composed a song to assure other people
that they are to know what happened
this is the end of the song.