When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

line 48, "Homesick in Najrān"

The poem addressed an incident (“the heavy burden”) in which tribesmen from Maʾrib kidnapped and then killed a member of the tribe of Kelšāt. The person who was ultimately killed had nothing to do with the cause of the conflict and is described as “the somewhere else” where the “burden” is placed.