An Akan song from the Ashanti region of Ghana, sung by women at work on their farms. See also Farming Song.

Where is the owner of the bush farm?
Hold back the sun!
Where is the owner of the home farm?
Hold back the sun!
Until the planting’s finished,
Hold back the sun!

from Oral Poetry from Africa (1984),
Compiled by Jack Mapanje and Landeg White,
Longman