COLON MAN A-COME

Folk Song from Jamaica


This light-hearted song tells about the Colon Man, returning home from Panama to Jamaica. He is much better off than when he left, as shown by the swagger of a watch chain and smart ‘zoot suit’.

Recorded in London, 1984; Cubase edit 2016

SONG LYRICS


One, two, three, four, Colon man a-come (x 3)

Wid him brass chain a-lick him belly pam pam pam.


Ask him what the time is him look upon the sun (x 3)

Wid him brass chain a-lick him belly pam pam pam.


Zoot suit, eye glass, 'Merican a come (x 3)

Wid him brass chain a-lick him belly pam pam pam.


So fast him leave the island so quickly him come back (x 3)

Wid him brass chain a-lick him belly pam pam pam.


Source of lyrics and drawing:

'Mango Walk, Jamaican Folk Songs & Games' by Ouida Hylton-Tomlinson


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