The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8026   Message #3134083
Posted By: EBarnacle
12-Apr-11 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Matilda [Mathilda](King Radio/Norman Span)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Matilda, Matilda (from Harry Belafonte)
$500 would have been substantial money in the islands when the song was written.

A variant I have heard is:
She take me money and run with the sailah [Sailor]