Any Nyanja speakers out there?

Help me with Elube, please.

At least that’s what I guess the Ndirande Pitch Crooners are singing in Elube, which for obvious reasons I take to be a (satirical?) song about lapdogs. The guy I knew whose knowledge of Bantu languages might have been sufficient to enable transcription and translation, and who may well have seen the singers in the Soweto-like slums on the outskirts of Blantyre where I assume the song was born in the 1950s, is no longer with us. So if anyone else has a clue, please… At the very least you’ll get a recording of the version accompanied by barrel organ.


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