Another song from the Kalela Dance of the Zambian Copperbelt (see also the Kalela Dance). The original language of this song is a form of Bemba spoken on the Copperbelt and easily understood by other people working in the mines. Most of the songs comment satirically on life on the Copperbelt, and they include a great deal of inter-ethnic joking.

The Lamba people, who are the target here, live to the west of the Bemba, but come in great numbers to work in the copper mines.

Mothers, I have been to many courts
To listen to the cases they settle…