The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35843   Message #491914
Posted By: GUEST,alicat
25-Jun-01 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Blackbird Get Up (West Indies chantey)
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK BIRD GET UP (from Johnson Girls)
Here are the words as I sing them.....at least how I think I sing them on the CD:

Oh the black bird get up
ay-ah
She break she tail
ay-ah
and the white bird get up
ay-ah
she do the same
ay-ah
sing oh me Donna
ay-ah
Ummm Emalina
ay-ah
oh me Donna
ay-ah
Girl come go with me

Well the white bird stand up
she shake she tail
and the black bird get up
she do the same

well the captain cry out
wet messy wet
and the front man cry out
wet messy wet

wet messy wet
water feel the stick
wet messy wet
when the rain come down

etc

Thanks for listening.
Hope this helps

Alison Kelley
The J-Girls

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---Jeff (PA)---