WHEN I WAS IN JAMAICA

When I Was In Colón · Valerie Walker

Caribbean Island Music: Songs and Dances of Haiti, Dominican Republic & Jamaica

℗ 1972 Nonesuch Records H-72047

Recording: John Storm Roberts


When I was in Jamaica

I heard about Colón

Colón boys are raising mighty hell

They buy  _ _ _ _ _  and powder

To shoot their country men

But now they cannot buy a bow or hay


hay = arrow


Take me home, my mind turn back

Take me to the country where I born

Where sweet potatoes grow

And  _ _ _ _ _ _  blossom blow

Take me to the country where I born


When I was in Jamaica

I heard about Colón

Colón girls are raising mighty hell

They dress in  _ _ _ _  and sandals

And cotton dress on  _ _ _ _ _ _ _   

But now they cannot change

a second suit.

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