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SONG LYRICS


One, two, three, four, Colón 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



PANAMA IN PICTURES


Geography, History, Modern Studies, Photography.

source: slideshare: guimera

100 years: Panama Canal 1914 - 2015

Folk Song from Jamaica


This light-hearted song tells about the Colón 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’.

Transferred 2016 from cassette recording - Workshop for Teachers of Music, London, 1984


Colón was the port of disembarkation for thousands of Jamaican labourers. There’s more about the history on ‘Panama in Pictures’, ‘Panama Canal’ and ‘Blog’.

COLÓN MAN A-COME

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