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Thread #126347   Message #2861481
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
10-Mar-10 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
And let's not forget "Sally Brown" by the Cuba-born Jamaican ska singer, Laurel Aitken:

Let me tell ya bout Sally Brown
   Sally Brown!
Let me tell ya bought Sally Brown.
    Sally Brown!
Sally Brown is a gal in town
She don't mess aroun'

Sally Brown is a slick chick
If you mess around with Sally...she'll hit you...with a kuku maka stick!

kuku kuku kuku kuku maka stick,
hit ya with a kuku maka stick!

That's the first "Sally Brown" song I ever heard :)