The animals were supposed to work Mouse-Deer's land, but Leopard made them all go work for him.
Angry, Mouse-Deer went to the spring near Leopard's land and began playing his harp. "Leopard is a mighty man," he sang. "Mighty, mighty is he!"
When the animals came to get water, they couldn't resist: they started singing and dancing.
Also Pangolin. Warthog. Buffalo. All of them.
Finally, Leopard came. "Where are my workers?" he shouted. Then he heard the song.
"Leopard is a mighty man..."
Leopard starting dancing too!
No work got done at Leopard's farm that day.
[a story from Liberia]
Inspired by: "Dancing at the Spring" in Folktales from Liberia (in Journal of American Folklore) by Richard C. Bundy, 1919.
Notes: You can read the original story online. The mouse-deer is regularly a trickster in Kru folktales, so I have rendered "Nymo" here as the mouse-deer, although I am not certain about that. Hopefully I can find more information that will help determine that for sure; for now, I'll just choose the trickseter-animal that seems to fit the context. You can read about the belly-harp at Wikipedia.