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Lyr Add: Songs of the Bahamas

Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jun 11 - 08:27 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jun 11 - 08:36 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jun 11 - 08:51 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jun 11 - 09:05 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WIND BLOW EAST (trad. Bahamas)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 08:27 PM

Lyr. Add: THE WIND BLOW EAST

1
Oh, the wind blow east,
The wind blow west,
The wind blow the Sunshine
Right down in town.
2
Oh, the wind blow the China
Right down in town.
Oh, the wind blow the China
Right down in town.
3
Oh, the wind blow east,
The wind blow west,
The wind blow the Settin' Star
Right down in town.
4
Oh, the wind blow the Sunshine
Right down in town.
Oh, the wind blow the Sunshine
Right down in town.

The Sunshine, China and Settin' Star are sloops blowh ashore by hurricane.

With musical score, no. 81.
A. L. Lloyd and Isabe. Aretz de Ramón y Rivera, 1965, Folk Songs of the Americas, Novello & Co. Ltd., London


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Subject: Lyr Add: DIG MY GRAVE LONG AND NARROW (Bahamas)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 08:36 PM

Lyr. Add: DIG MY GRAVE LONG AND NARROW
Gospel

1
Dig my grave long an' narrow,
Make my coffin long an' strong.
Dig my grave long an' narrow,
Make my coffin long an' strong.
2
Bright angels to my feet,
Bright angels to my head,
Bright angels to carry me
When I die.
3
Oh, me little soul goin' shine,
Oh, my little soul goin' shine like a star,
Oh, me little soul goin' shine like a star,
Good Lord, I'm bound to heav'n at last.

With musical score, no. 80.
A. L. Lloyd and Isabel Aretz de Ramón y Rivera, 1965, Folk Songs of the Americas, Novello & Co. Ltd., London.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T YOU WEEP AFTER ME (trad. Bahamas)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 08:51 PM

Lyr. Add: DON'T YOU WEEP AFTER ME
Gospel, c. 1890.

When um dead an' buried,
Don't you weep after me;
When um dead an' buried,
Don't you weep after me;
When um dead an' buried,
Don't you weep after me,
For I don't want you to weep after me.
2
Sailin' on the ocean,
Don't you weep after me;
Sailin' on the ocean,
Don't you weep after me;
Sailin' on the ocean,
Don't you weep after me,
For I don't want you to weep after me.
3
In the old ship of Zion,
Don't you weep after me; etc.
4
Kin' Peter is the capt'in,
Don't you weep after me; etc.
5
Bright angels is the sailors,
Don't you weep after me; etc.
6
You poor distressed sinners,
Don't you weep after me; etc.
7
She's lookin' over Jordan,
Don't you weep after me; etc.
8
Oh, look-a' Mary,
Don't you weep after me; etc.

With musical score and chords.
Jim Morse, Coll., 1958, Folk Songs of the Caribbean, Bantam Books, New York.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs of the Bahamas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jun 11 - 09:05 PM

Several songs of Blind Blake, originally from the Bahamas, are posted in threads on Mudcat.

There are samplings of various Bahamian artists at
http://www.motuiti.com/BahamianMusic.html


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