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A FOLK SONG FROM JAMAICA

This song tells of a time when there was no electricity.

But there is Moonshine Tonight so its time to

dance and sing under the Banyan Tree.

 

Transferred from cassette tape recording

Workshop for Teachers of Music, London 1984.


Please also check out kumina, pukkumina, mento, ska, reggae, calypso; Eddy Grant, The Banyans, Louise Bennett (Miss Lou), Lord Messam, Valerie Walker (When I Was In Jamaica), Mi Cahfe, Olive Lewin, Jamaican Folk Singers,

Bob Marley, Koffee and many more!


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Moonshine tonight come make we dance and sing

Mi deh rock so
You deh rock so
Under banyan tree

Ladies may curtsy, gentlemen may bow

Mi deh rock so
You deh rock so
Under banyan tree

Then we join hands and dance around and round

Mi deh rock so
You deh rock so
Under banyan tree

BANYAN TREE

SOLO VOICE - Girl with lovely Jamaican accent SOLO VOICE - Kingston Town - Jamaican accent BACKING TRACK - strong Jamaican accents added for final 25" SINGALONG - teachers from London rehearse a song from Jamaica

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