Ha Ke Balehē

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Ha Ke Balehē is one of several songs whose text Moerane attributes to ‘Setsoto’, meaning that he has adapted the lyrics from a traditional source. It is scored for SATB nevertheless, in anticipation that adults will also enjoy its humour. The song is a dialogue between a cat and a mouse. The cat is trying to trick the mouse by asking why he’s running away so that he can pounce when the mouse stops to answer, but the mouse doesn’t fall for this, repeating ‘I’m not running away’ countless times as he runs, claiming (as he reaches safety, presumably) that he’s ‘just energetic’.