Best Jamaican Folk Songs- The Golden Collection
I came home tired, decided I am going to take an early one. It was a rough day so I just needed to get some sleep.
I was just going to check my emails and then straight to bed, but then my 8 year old daughter came into the room, volunteering to sing a new folk song she learned earlier in the day.
Honestly, I'd preferred not to hear anything, but I obliged. I didn't want to disappoint her.
Well, one led to another and before you know it, not only was I singing along, I was taking the lead :-), singing classics such as 'Mango Time', 'Linstead Market' and 'Long Time Gal' - sweeeet stuff!
I realized how much I had missed singing these lovely tunes from my childhood in the country.
Of course, by now (you would guess) I forgot about sleeping (lol). So now I've decided to share these with you. I have all the lyrics. Come on get in the action - start singing!
Here now is my alphabetized collection some of the best Jamaican folk songs!!
List A to D
- A Weh Yu Ben Deh
- Bad Mind People
- Before Me Married
- Brown Girl in the Ring
- De Ribba Ben Come Dung
- Dip an Fall Back
- Dis long time gal
Click Here for the lyrics for list A - D
List E to L
- Evening Time
- Goh dung ah manuel road
- Guava Root
- Linstead Market
- Liza -Waata come a mi y’eye
- Long Time Gal
Click Here for the lyrics for list E - L
List M to R
- Mango Time
- Mango Walk
- Mi Caffi
- Moon shine tonight
- Rio Grande
Click Here for the lyrics for list M - R
List S to Z
- Shine y'eye gyal
- When Goat Meat Done
- Win de Sweepstake
Click Here for the lyrics for list S - Z
Oh how much we miss? Some schools do a fairly good job trying to keep this aspect of our culture alive, but you can't help thinking that much needs to be done, don't it?
So do you have a favourite Jamaican folk song?
What is it? Share it with is using the 'comment' link below please - the more the merrier ;-)
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