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Thread #40845   Message #3167353
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
08-Jun-11 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: ADD: jamaican folk music
Subject: Lyr Add: Rookoombine (Jamaican folk)
Lyr. Add: Rookoombine
Jamaican folk song

Train top a bridge jus-a run like a breeze
An' a gal underneat' it a wash her chemise
Oh *Rookoombine eena *Santa Fe,
Rookoombine eena Santa Fe,
Oh, rookoombine.

Went Kingston town
Just to have me look around'
But instead look aroun'
Oh, me spent every poun'.

Went yesterday
Just to buy conga drum
But instead of de drum,
Look, me drink up de rum.

*Rookoombine, rookumbine- recombine, join together, sex.
*Santa Fe- a town in Jamaica.
Musical score and chords.

First verse from Folk Songs of Jamaica, edit. Tom Murray, 1952, Oxford University Press.
Verses 2, 3, by Jim Morse, edit., Folk Songs of the Caribbean, 1958, Bantam Books.