Lyrics - Shona

(Folk song from Zimbabwe)

Guru ndiani jongwe
Ha jongwe guru

Possible English Translation

Who is the biggest/tallest rooster?
I am the biggest/tallest rooster


Formation: Students stand in a circle, two people (“roosters”) are in the middle of the circle with folded arms standing / hopping on one foot.

Students sing as the two “roosters” try to bump each other off balance. The “rooster” who stays balanced the longest is the winner and another “rooster” is chosen to challenge.
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Recorder Notes G, B, D'


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  • MIDI file
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