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Thread #138726   Message #3178031
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
28-Jun-11 - 09:08 PM
Thread Name: Caribbean Calypso
Subject: RE: Caribbean Calypso
Calypso- but moderately.

Fishermen sleep when the fish don't bite,
Weigh- up, Susianna,
Salt fish in the hold and we two ton light,
'Round the Bay of Montserray.

Weigh- up, Susianna
'Round the Bay of Montserray
Fish all night and we sleep all day
'Round the Bay of Montserray.

Fishermen's lady don't use no comb,
Weigh- up, Susianna
She comb her hair with codfish bone,
'Round the Bay of Montserray.
Fisherman's lady got a dimpled knee
Weigh- up, Susianna
She boil her porgy with rice and peas,
'Round the Bay of Montserray.

Montserray is a variant of Montserrat; a surname and a place name in Spain as well as the name of the island.

Traditional, arranged by Attaway and Boguslav. Copyright 1957 by Rebus Publishing Co. and assigned to Calypso Music, Inc.
Musical score with chords, p. 64.
William Attaway, 1957, Calypso Song Book, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.