David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Rycroft discusses the girl's song musical source.
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Zulu folksongs and dance , dance songs-Africa (Zulu) , indlamu
KwaPhindangene, Mahlabathini, South Africa
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)
This is a girls dance song which is used in the fifth movement of the brass suite in contrast to the isigekle song. The text of the chorus of the song states that a girl is like a tug of war rope, each one says that she should come to me, the implication is that a girl has many suitors.