We believe this may be a Tshiluba rhyme. If anyone can confirm this, please email me.


This rhyme can be found in Negro Folk Rhymes, Wise and Otherwise, with a Study by Thomas W. Talley of Fisk University (1922).

Here's the text that was with the rhyme in the book, "The following child's play rhyme in Baluba with its translation was contributed by Mrs. L. G. Sheppard, who was for many years a missionary in Congo, Africa."