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Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)

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LINSTEAD MARKET


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Subject: Lyr Add: LINSTEAD MARKET (trad Calypso)
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 08:43 PM

From John_in_Brisbane

LINSTEAD MARKET
(traditional Calypso)

He promised to meet me at Linstead Market
take me out to a show
He promised to meet me at Linstead Market
take me out to a show

I tell you, OH! what a night,
what a night
Oh what a Saturday night
I tell-a you OH!
What a night, what a night
Oh what a Saturday night


I waited and waited at Linstead Market
Not a sign of my Joe (repeat both lines)

Everybody coming to Linstead Market
Everybody but Joe

Then I got a letter to Linstead Market
Explaining everything then

Sorry can't meet you at Linstead Market
I just got married today

But I'll meet you tomorrow at Linstead Market
And take you out to the show


midi to alan's mid site, NWC file to DickG.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 09:33 PM

I have a version in Singing Together (BBC Schools Radio 1970):

Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market
Not a quatty would sell.
Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market
Not a quatty would sell.

Chorus
Oh Lord! Not a mite, not a bite
What a Saturday night
Oh Lord! Not a mite, not a bite
What a Saturday night

Everybody come a feel up, feel up
Not a quatty would sell
Everybody come a feel up, feel up
Not a quatty would sell

chorus

Make me call i'louder: akee! akee!
Red and pretty dem tan.
Lady, buy you Sunday morning breakfast:
Rice and ackee nyam gran'.

Notes given:

ackee - favourite Jamaican vegetable
quatty- penny halfpenny
dem tan - they are
nyam gran' - taste good.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 00 - 10:02 PM

Thanks jon! That version was mentioned, but I didn't have the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 08:49 AM

Jon's version is the only one I've ever heard. Where di the first one come from?

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 09:26 AM

the victoria state library, I believe....


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 06:43 PM

and before that ...?

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 07:21 PM

This song was first published in Sing Out and subsequently in one of the Reprints. if you need more detailed info please let me know. Just for info the Sing Out site has a complete listing of every song published in the magazine since its first publication circa 1950 plus detailed contents of all articles since 1997. For the last 10 or so issues MIDI files of the tunes have been provided at their Web site.

Unfortunately I have not been able to find an archive of Sing Out in Australia. Some missing tunes from the DT are there but to date I have not been able to get my hands on them.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 07:26 PM

A recording of this version can be found on a Folkways recording done by Louise Bennett of Jamaica folksongs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: LINSTEAD MARKET
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Nov 00 - 07:27 PM

Thanks John

Wassail! V


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Subject: ADD: La Chomba
From: GUEST,J Rob
Date: 03 Feb 08 - 10:25 PM

Let me surprise you as much as I was when I first heard this english version just a few days ago, because I always knew this song with spanish lyrics like this:
    LA CHOMBA

    Vente a bailar la chomba calito,
    bailala 'e medio la'o

    chomba con chomboy esta rebueno
    todo el mundo jala'o

    chomba, que chomba, que chomba
    chomba calito pega'o

    chomba calito pegao
    everybody

    chomba calito pegao
    todo el mundo


This is a song from Mike Laure, absolutely nice and I recommende you to hear it


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 09:05 PM

de hecho una de las mejores versiones de "La chomba("LINSTEAD MARKET")

la interpreta johnny lopez con la magistral "sonora matancera"

hay muchisimas versiones

pero la de 1957 con la sonora matancera es la mejor


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: GUEST,sonja
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 08:18 AM

yes but can anyone just give me the chords not the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 10:08 AM

Sonja, this is approximately what I use:

C c c e e Cg F F F^, G e F e d C
C c c e e Cg F F F^, G e F e d C
C C Am Am Dm Dm a, Gx d e f g C
C C Am Am Dm Dm a, Gx c d c b C

(upper case letters are chords;
lower case are single notes played without a chord;
Cg means a C chord with g played on the high E string;
F^ means F chord played high on the neck, like a D slid up 3 frets;
Gx means a G chord played without the high E string)

I learned the song from the Spinners recording.

For the record:
Linstead Market is a Jamaican folk song, perhaps a Mento.
It's not a Calypso. This is a Calypso.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Jun 11 - 08:07 PM

Lyr. Add: Linstead Market
Jamaican folk, mento; also Cuba, etc.

1
Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market,
Not a *quatty wud sell
Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market,
Not a quatty wud sell.

Chorus:
Oh Lawd!
Not a mite not a bite,
Wat a Satiday night!
Lawd!
Not a mite not a bite,
Wat a Satiday night!

2
Ev'rybody come feel up feel up,
Not a quatty wud sell.
Ev'rybody come feel up feel up
Not a quatty wud sell.
3
Mek me call i' louda, Ackee! Ackee!
Red and pretty dem tan.
Lady buy yuh Sunday mawnin' breakfus'
Rice and ackee nyam gran'.
Chorus.
4
All de *pickney come linga-ling
Fe weh dem Muma no bring,
All de pickney come linga-ling
Fe weh dem Muma no bring.
Chorus.

*quatty, quatee- a small copper coin.
*pickney- pickaninny (small child)
Jim Morse, coll., Folk Songs of the Caribbean, 1958, Bantam Books NY, pp. 86-87 with musical score.

The first verse was first published in Walter Jekyll, 1907, Jamaican Song and Story. Sung by Edric Connor, 1958, Songs from Jamaica, track 10.

The version by Lord Flee and the Jamaican Calypsoans on youtube is good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyLCmy-YzzE

In 1925, Helen H. Roberts published variations, including one setting it in Sollas Market.
See Wikipedia for some further details.

Jon Freeman (near top of thread) posted verses similat to those I post here, minus the last verse and without dialect.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 05:46 PM

Where does the "merry-go-round/American rum" verse come from?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 07:47 PM

Lyr. Add: ME CARRY ME ACKEE A LINSTEAD MARKET
Original folk version, coll. before 1907.

Me carry me ackee a Linstead Market,
Not a quatty worth sell.
Oh, what a losses !
Not a quatty worth sell.
Me carry me ackee a Linstead market,
Not a quatty worth sell.
Oh, not a light, not a bite !
Not a quatty worth sell.

CXXI, pp. 219-220, with musical score; a 'Dancing tune'.
The ackee is edible, but has a red capsule which is poisonous; death by "misadventure through carelessness" in its preparation is not uncommon.
A dance of the '5th figure', the step regulated by two beats in the bar of six; also danced in 3/4 time.

Walter Jekyll, 1907, Jamaican Song and Story; reprint Dover.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 02:09 AM

What is interesting is that this song in two versions appears to be about two different things, although always set in Linstead or Solas/Sollas Market (renamed Jubilee Market after Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee) on Saturday night. One version seems to be about a woman waiting for her boyfriend so they can go out on a date. The other is about a woman who can't feed her children because no one has bought the ackees she carries in her basket. It's nearly always Saturday night, except for the 1904 version with "not a light" (so she's selling ackees in the dark? Or possibly no light of her own to carry?).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 02:56 AM

The narrator of this song is always a woman, as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Linstead Market (trad Calypso)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 07:06 PM

Does anyone have a clue where the "do me mommy fi beat me, kill me..." verse came from?


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