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Thread #35843   Message #491696
Posted By: Barry Finn
25-Jun-01 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Blackbird Get Up (West Indies chantey)
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACKBIRD GET UP (from R Abrahams)
I'm pretty sure the gals do it the same as R Abrahams collected it.

BLACKBIRD GET UP

White bird get up, Ay-ah, & she break she tail, Ay-ah
Blackbird get up, Ay-ah, & she do the same, Ay-ah

Chorus: Oh me Donna, Ay-ah, Emmalina girl, Ay-ah
Oh me Donna, Ay-ah, girl come go with me, Ay-ah

When the rain come down, Ay-ah, when the rain come down, Ay-ah
When the rain come down, Ay-ah, water like a stick, Ay-ah

This is what I can recall from memory, my kids loved this as a song to put them to bed with but that was a long time ago. Good Luck, Barry