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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
09-Jun-11 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: ADD: jamaican folk music
Subject: Lyr Add: Black Bud
Jamaican: trad

Black bud a eat Puppa corn oh,
Black bud a eat Puppa corn oh,
Come go da mountain go drive dem.
Black bud a eat Puppa corn.

According to the notes accompanying this song:
"Nurses sang this lullaby to comfort children. The black bird used to be quite common in Jamaica and made a great nuisance of itself by eating the farmers' crops.
Hunters never bothered it as they felt it was a waste of a shot. So the children of the family had the task of driving it away from Papa's (Puppa) corn."

"Brown gal in de Ring"
12 Jamaican Folk-Songs
Collected & arranged for schools by OLIVE LEWIN
Oxford University Press 1974
ISBN 0 19 330544 5

X: 1
T: Black Bud
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
O: Jamaica
Z: NP 09/06/2011
K: C
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