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Lyr ADD: Bimini (from Kingston Trio)

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GUEST 11 May 00 - 07:49 PM
Amos 11 May 00 - 08:30 PM
kendall 11 May 00 - 08:47 PM
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Amos 12 May 00 - 12:56 AM
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Subject: send my bail down to bimini
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 00 - 07:49 PM

This is a Kingston Trio song and I can't find the lyrics. Does anyone know it? The chorus goes: Send my bail down to Bimini This town is wearisome Got thrown in jail just for drinking Barbado rum... Barbado rum...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: Amos
Date: 11 May 00 - 08:30 PM

From memory, then:

We were all sailors, 'til the day
Our ship put in to Bimini Bay.
We tapped a keg we had loaded on,
Woke up find our ship was gone!

Cho: So send
My bail down to Bimini
This town is wearisome!
Got thrown in jail just for drinking
Barbados rum, oh-ohh!
Barbados rum.

I recollect the other night
Seems like there was an awful fight
It was a woman who brought me grief!
Her mother was
The Police Chief!

Cho.

All I recall... there may be more but you can do this much to good result before most audiences. Luck!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: kendall
Date: 11 May 00 - 08:47 PM

They say that Bimini cant afford
to keep providing room and board
I'm anchored here by ball and chain
Squeezing the rum from sugar cane
send..
I told them I would mend my ways
They let me out in 30 days
A little drink to quench my thirst
I shoulda read the label first ...send..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: Amos
Date: 11 May 00 - 08:49 PM

Way ta go Kendall! Done forgot those -- what, do you get your memory back after 80?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: kendall
Date: 11 May 00 - 09:03 PM

I'll tell you in about 30 years. There are hundreds of old songs in the back of my mind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: Amos
Date: 12 May 00 - 12:56 AM

Mine too, although this one was fractured. It's like a bloody jukebox in there. I counted 'em up once, leaving the pop stuff out, and was over three hundred when I stopped -- and since I've been floating around this neck of the woods, that makes me feel like a piker! I'm sure you've got twice that if you could unroll that tape...

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: Barbara
Date: 12 May 00 - 01:44 AM

I thought her father was the boating chief (and we used to sing mother instead just because...
And there's a tag on the chorus after "Barbados rum" 2X it goes "Ooooooh till I go down to Bimini, never get a lickin' till I go down to Bimini."
"We opened up a keg of rum
Woke up to find the boat was gone"
Blessings,
Barbara, who doesn't recall kendall's verses either. Must be a different version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 00 - 02:24 AM

There's a very abbreviated version (and two tunes) in The Digital Tradition: TILL I GO DOWN TO BIMINI (click).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: BIMINI (Olofson/McIntyre) ^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 May 00 - 02:30 AM

I found another version at a place called The Kingston Trio Place.
-Joe Offer-

BIMINI
B. Olofson/M. McIntyre

Oh, 'til I go down to Bimini, never get a lickin' 'til I go down to Bimini.

We were all sailors 'til the day our boat pulled in to Bimini Bay.
We tapped a keg. We loaded on. Woke up to find the boat was gone!

Chorus:
Send my bail down to Bimini. This town is wearisome. Got thrown in jail just for drinkin' Barbado rum, Barbado rum.

Oh, 'til I go down to Bimini, never get a lickin 'til I go down to Bimini.,

I recollect the other night, seems like there was a friendly fight.
It was a woman brought me grief. Her mother was the police chief!

(Chorus)

I told them I would mend my ways. They let me out in thirty days.
One little sip to quench my thirst, I should have read the label first!

(Chorus)

Oh, 'til I go down to Bimini, never get a lickin' 'til I go down to Bimini.

They say that Bimini can't afford to keep providing room and board.
I'm anchored here by ball and chain, squeezin' the rum from sugar cane.

(Chorus)

Oh, 'til I go down to Bimini, never get a lickin' 'til I go down to Bimini. (Repeat and fade)

^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 12 May 00 - 05:49 AM

I was going to recommend the KT site but, as usual, Joe beat me to it. Too many time zones apart!
RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: kendall
Date: 12 May 00 - 09:07 AM

Shouldn't that be BARBADO rum?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: Barbara
Date: 12 May 00 - 09:47 AM

It's always educational to see what my memory has done with lyrics over time. Thanks, Joe. I'd be interested to know the answer to kendall's question, too, because when I learned the song I didn't know rum from maple flavoring, and I picked up the words as being "Ba Vego Rum". I thought it was a brand.
e Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: L R Mole
Date: 12 May 00 - 10:34 AM

I heard some pickers sing the "got a lickin'" line as "Never thought of liquor till I go down to Bimini," which makes a tad more sense, I guess. De gustibus non est dispudandum, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: kendall
Date: 12 May 00 - 12:39 PM

One of the things Barbados is famous for is its rum (Mt. Gay is distilled there) So, Barbado rum makes sense to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: send my bail down to bimini
From: kendall
Date: 12 May 00 - 12:40 PM

Yes, I know Barbados is a long way from Bimini..thats not the point.


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