An old khasi song sung on the occasion ofjhum cultivation by
mixed group of men and women -
'Three times with a hoe we dig the earth
And three times we dance in a chain
With the hoe in both our left and right hands'
In a ballad of a young Assamese wife's sorrow who is ill treated
by her in-laws (Goswami, 1970)-
'Never did I have a kindly word ...
Sitting in the morning sun I cured banana spadix,
Even then my little brother was given only rice
Oh my dear
Even then my little brother was given only rice'
A ballad of Dimasa -Kachari known as 'The ballad of Johaya'-