Emma Been Say

DESCRIPTION: "Emma been say she go wear crippon dress." "She go make up she mind To go weed the young canes."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Elder-Tobago)
KEYWORDS: vanity marriage clothes farming nonballad wife
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-Tobago 3, "Emma Been Say" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Elder-Tobago: "... To a young female from the town the custom of women working on the land is often disdainful. To 'weed the young canes' is what she is just not prepared to do. Instead she decides to keep house wearing her 'crippon dress.'" - BS
Last updated in version 4.0
File: ElTO003

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.