The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36282   Message #3212004
Posted By: GUEST,Lade
24-Aug-11 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Small Island
Subject: RE: Origins: Small Island
Thanks for the Bajan correction (my phonetical bad!). The song came from the song same book hat had this (pre women's lib?!) song - "Pack She Back"

Oh Pack she back to she ma
Oh, pack she back to she ma
Such a pretty little girl like Jessie Mahon
Pack she back to she ma

A pretty little girl name Jessie Mahon
She lazy since she was born
De girl couldn’ cook, she won’ read a book
So pack she back to she ma

I think the the book also had Thomas Allen's "Erie Canal Song" - I've got a mule, and her name is Sal ... She's a good old worker and a good old pal ..."