Extension work for Colon Man, folk song from Jamaica.
The song has a cheerful and comical feel. In reality though, life for the Colon Man was very tough. Colon was the port of disembarkation for thousands of Jamaican labourers who went to work on the Panama Canal. Risks to life and health included poor living conditions, venomous snakes, dynamite blasts in mountains, drowning in swamps, mud slides in rainy season, railroad accidents, exhaustion and tropical diseases.