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Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? / Bunua? / Banua (Dave Guard)

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SCOTCH AND SODA
THEY'RE RIOTING IN AFRICA (THE MERRY MINUET)


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Mrrzy 11 Apr 02 - 03:03 PM
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Mrrzy 11 Apr 02 - 03:55 PM
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Subject: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:03 PM

For some reason I remember this, and the Trad search isn't working right now, sorry... it's something like Bonyuwa, bonyuwa, bonyuwa whoa, bonyuwa bonyuwa baby I don't know... didn't mean to be fighting... got stuck in the Bonyuwa jail...???

Yeah, I know, I shoulda said For some reason I DON'T remember this one... seems very 70s to me?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:18 PM

Ah, yes; I remember that one! It was on one of the Kingston Trio Albums from around 1963 as I recall - but don't remember which one exactly. Nor do I think I recall all of the lyrics, either.
My Brothers and I used to listen to that a lot when we were kids... Lemmie see....

"Didn't mean to be fightin',
causin' you all of this shame:
But the son of Johnathan brackett
was scandalizin' your name!

(Cho. per your recollection)

(Not sure about this one...);
This Bundua Jail is fulla dirt;
The rats they cover the floor; Just ten and three will set me free
and I'll be yours forevermore!

You might find the complete and legitimate ones on a search of Kingston Trio Websites, or see if AMAZON.com is offerring the album; it should list the tracks, and you can buy it and transcribe 'em off of the original.

Good luck Mate... and stay out of that D@mn Bundua Jail, now, wont' you?!
};^{)~
Uncle J.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Troll
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:29 PM

It's "Banua". and "the tongue of Jonathan Brighton". Otherwise Unk is quite correct. There is another verse, but I can't recall it. Maybe later.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Murph10566
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:29 PM

Agree with Uncle J. - 'cept:

My cobwebbed memory seems to see:

'This Bundua Jail is cold and damp...'

and,(I think)' The tongue of Jonathan Brighton...'

Wow - that goes WAY back !

M.


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Subject: ADD: Banua (Dave Guard)
From: Troll
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:37 PM

HERE damnit!


BANUA
(Dave Guard)

Banua, Banua, banua, oh! Banua, Banua, baby, I don't know. (Hit it!) ( Once again!)(Repeat)

Won't you come to me, baby? Won't you bring me my bail?
For a drink and a fight on a Saturday night, they put down in the Banua jail.

(Chorus)

I didn't mean to be fightin' and bringin' you all of this shame,
But the tongue of Jonathan Brighton was scandalizin' your name.

(Chorus)

This Banua jail is cold and damp. The rats, they cover the floor.
Just ten and three will set me free and I'll be yours forever more. (Soft!)

(Chorus)

Banua!

Don't bother to thank me. I hate maudlin sentiment.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:49 PM

Well played, Troll!
I knew that one of our Hearties would come through for our inquiring Pilgrim!
Wasn't the composer of this the Banjo-Player of the KT? My Bride and I got to see them in one of their "Comeback" concerts here in Maine shortly before one of them died (he looked like hell warmed over then, so I was not a bit surprised). Even though one of them seemed to be on the verge of assuming room temperature and possibly well "internally fortified" at the time, they were still darned good! And if I'm not mistaken, they performed the above-mentioned song with their carachteristicly rousing enthusiasm. The Trio were right up there with Joan Baez as my folk icons back then, God Love 'em!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 03:55 PM

I would NEVER have remembered this as the KTrio... but I'll thank everyone anyway, so there!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 08:31 PM

But there's a refrain: Banua, Banua, Banua, oh-oh. Banua, Banua, baby I dunno.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Troll
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:15 PM

Right you are, leenia. Yeah Unk, Dave Guard was the frist banjo played in the trio. When he left, John Stewart assumed the duties. Banua was from their third or fourth album as I recall. Hell, that's been nearly forty five years ago.
Tempus fugit. Sic transit gloria mundy, and E Pluribus Unicorn.

troll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Dec 02 - 05:12 PM

From the lyrics I gather that Banua is a place. Where?


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Subject: Where is Banua? Surely somebody knows.
From: Allan C.
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 07:36 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bonyuwa? Bunua? Some jail...
From: raredance
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 10:25 PM

Actually "Banua" was on the trio's very first LP "The Kingston Trio" (Capitol T 966). The song was recorded on February 6, 1958. The album was released June 2, 1958 and ultimately spent over 4 years on the charts.

Dave Guard who wrote the song was the Trio's first banjo player as Toll stated above. However, on the trio's biggest hit, "Tom Dooley" also from that first album, the banjo was played by Bob Shane and it was a tenor banjo not the 5-string that Guard and later John Stewart played.

rich r


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