Best Jamaican Folk Songs - E to L of Golden Collection

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Evening Time


Come Miss Claire
Tek de bankra off yu head mi dear,
Evening breeze a blow,
Come dis way Miss Flo.

Help down yah,
Afta yu no beas’ a burd’n mah.
Ress yuh self at ease,
Feel di evenin’ breeze.

Evenin’ time,
Work is over now is evenin’ time,
Wih deh walk pon mountain,
Deh walk pan mountain,
Deh walk pan mountain side.
Meck we cook wih bickle pan dih way,
Meck wih eat an sing,
Dance an play ring ding
Pan dih mountain side.

Ketch up dih fire Ma’hta
Pass me dih gungo peas,
Rub up dih flour Sarah - Lawd!
Feel di evenin’ breeze

Goh dung ah manuel road


Goh dung ah manuel road galang bwoy
fi goh bruk rock stone
goh dung a manuel road glalng bwoy
fi goh bruk rockstone

bruk dem one by one..(galang bwoy)
bruk dem 2 by 2...(galang bwoy)
Finga mash nuh bawl
memba ah play wi deh play...

Guava Root


Guava root a medicine
Guava root a medicine
Guava root a medicine
Fi go cure de young gal feva.

Linstead Market


Mi carry mi ackee go a Linstead Market
Not a quattie worth sell
Mi Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market
Not a quattie worth sell

Lord what night, not a bite
What a Saturday night
Lawd what a night not a bite
What a Saturday night

Everybody come feel up, feel up
Not a quattie worth sell
Everybody come feel up, feel up
Not a quattie worth sell

Lord what night, not a bite
What a Saturday night
Lawd what a night not a bite
What a Saturday night

Do mi mommy nuh beat mi kill mi
Sake a Merry-go-round
Do mi mommy don’t beat me kill
Sake a American rum

Lord what
night, not a bite
What a Saturday night
Lawd what a night not a bite
What a Saturday night

All di pickney dem a linga linga
Fi weh dem mumma no bring
All di pickney dem a linga linga

Fi weh dem mumma no bring

Lawd, what a night, not a bite
What a Satiday night
Lawd, what a night, not a bite
How di pickney gwine feed?



Liza -Waata come a mi y’eye


Every time mi memba Liza,
Waata come a mi y’eye,
Wen mi tink pan mi nice gal Liza,
Waata come a mi y’eye.

Come back Liza, come back gal,
Waata come a mi y’eye,
Come back Liza, come back gal,
Waata come a mi y’eye.

Long Time Gal


This long time gal me never see yuh
Come mek me hold yuh hand
This long time gal me never see yuh
Come mek me hold yuh hand

Peel head John Crow sit upon the tree top
Pick out the blossom
Mek mi hold yuh han Gal
Mek mi hold yuh hand

Long time gal me never see yuh
Come mek we walk and talk
Long time gal me never see yuh
Come mek we walk and talk

Peel head John Crow sit upon the tree top
Pick out the blossom
Mek mi walk and talk Gal
Mek mi walk and talk Gal

Long time gal me never see yuh
Come mek we wheel and Jig
Long time gal me never see yuh
Come mek we wheel and Jig

Peel head John Crow sit upon the tree top
Pick out the blossom
Mek mi hold wheel and Jig Gal
Mek mi hold wheel and Jig
Mek mi holdw yuh hand
Mek mi hold wheel and Jig Gal
Mek mi walk and talk

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meaning to songs
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The meaning of the songs would be helpful especially to young ones learning our culture. really appreciate finding them easily on this site.

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Sweeeet!
by: Clan

Tanks fe de memry's dem, mi memba dem wen mi and mi likkle cousin used to sing dem wen we a go a bush up ina de hills of Newington St. Thomas.. bwoy dem did sweeeet! :)

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Great help
by: Orrett S

Thank you WES. My wife and I taught our 2 grand daughters 5 & 2 yrs, one song;and they love it so we went searching for more and came upon your site. Thank you soon much.

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Folk Songs
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So refreshing to here the old songs I grew up with,
brought back many wonderfull memories,
Thanks for making my day,
Keep it up
Hugh

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