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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
27-Jun-11 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: ADD: jamaican folk music
Subject: Lyr Add:SLY MONGOOSE (from "Mango Time")
(from "Mango Time: Folk Songs of Jamaica" Collected by Noel Dexter and Godfrey Taylor, published by Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jmaica, 2007.

Sly mongoose, yu name gone abroad,
Sly mongoose, yu name gone abroad.

Verse 1

Mongoose go eena Bedward kitchen,
Tek out one a 'im righteous chicken,
Put it eena 'im wescut pocket,
Sly mongoose.


Verse 2

Mongoose tek up a half a brick,
Bedward tek up a piece a stick,
Mongoose say, "If yu lick, a slip."
Sly mongoose.


Verse 3

Mongoose say 'im like rice and punkin,
Bedward say 'im like cornmeal dumplin'
Mongoose say, "Yu no know good something."
Sly mongoose.


Verse 4

Bedward draw a six-shooter gun,
Mongoose tek up a pint a rum,
Bedward halla, "Lawd, watch di fun."
Sly mongoose.


Verse 5

Mongoose go eena Palace Theatre,
Swear to king him a operator,
Wille Willie say, "Come back later".
Sly mongoose.