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NEGRO FOLK RHYMES
THE TURKEY BUZZARD
Dr. C. C. Fuller: a missionary at Chikore Mel-setter, Rhodesia, Africa, was good enough to secure for the compiler this rhyme, written in Chindau, from the Rev. John E. Hatch, also a missionary in South Africa.
Riti, riti, mwana wa rashika. Ndizo, ndizo kurgya ku wande. Riti, riti, mwana wa oneka. Ndizo, ndizo ti wande issu.
Translation
Turkey buzzard, turkey buzzard, your child is lost. That is all right, the food will be more plentiful. Turkey buzzard, turkey buzzard, your child is
found. That is all right, we will increase in number.
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