Best Jamaican Folk Songs - S to Z of Golden Collection

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Shine y'eye gyal


Ah shine y'eye gyal is a trouble to a man
(repeat *2)
an she want an she want an she want everyting

har lip fava libba an she want lipstick
(rep *2)
an she want an she want an she want everything

har waist fava wire and she want broad belt..
(rep *2)
an she want an she want an she want everything.

When Goat Meat Done


When goat meat done, den a weh curry da go do
When goat meat done, den a weh curry da go do

Curry cook de meat, curry cook de bone, cook de goat skin too
Curry cook de meat, curry cook de bone, cook de goat skin too

When goat meat done, den a sheep meat we ha fe do
When goat meat done, den a sheep meat we ha fe do

Curry cook de meat, curry cook de bone, cook de sheep skin too

Curry cook de meat, curry cook de bone, cook de sheep skin too

When Mary gawn, den a weh Charlie da go do
When Mary gawn, den a weh Charlie da go do

Mary cook de food, Mary wash de clothes, stretch a dollar mek two

Mary cook de food, Mary wash de clothes, stretch a dollar mek two

When Mary gawn, den Charlie wi look fe Sue
When Mary gawn, den Charlie wi look fe Sue

And i’ Sue should go, dere is always Flo, Sarah, Jane and Lue

And i’ Sue should go, dere is always Flo, Sarah, Jane and Lue

When Mary gawn, den a weh Charlie da go do
When Mary gawn, den a weh Charlie da go do



Win de Sweepstake


Chorus: Win de sweepstake, win de sweepstake

Every murmur was do me lawd, me a win de sweepstake
Me go a Knutsford Park on de las big sweepstake day
Me nevah really know dat some people could a pray
But when de horse dem line up an de drum begin fi roll

Every murmur was do me lawd, mek a win de sweepstake
One woman buy one ticket and carry go a obeah man
She sey Massa Herman me wan yu fe undastan
Me wan fi win de sweepstake so me come before it late

A gi yu half or non at all if a win de sweepstake
Mass Herman tek de ticket an push i in a wall

Im sey fe forty-one day yu nuh fe eat at all
Eat a farthin fine salt every mawnin as yu wake

Drink nuh wata eat notin at all an yu win de sweepstake

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References:
http://www.jis.gov.jm/ja50/v2/songs/
http://www.timeinjamaica.com/jamaican_folk_songs_lyrics
http://www.jamaicans.com/culture/folk

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