Pay Boy Pay Mango
DESCRIPTION: "Pay boy mango." "Papa say no go there." "Take you bare han cut timber"
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Elder-Tobago)
KEYWORDS: accusation warning nonballad father
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-Tobago 11, "Pay Boy Pay Mango" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [65 words]: Elder-Tobago: "'Pay boy pay mango' was collected from fishermen in Charlotteville on the north coast of Tobago. About what 'pay mango' means they were not clear but they felt it meant suffering for wrong done to one's parents.... There are many proverbs among the folk emphasizing the evils of 'hard ears', failure to be guided by the advice of elders especially men folk in one's family." - BS
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