DESCRIPTION: "Juliana ... You say you never been there." "You say you been for water. You bring a little daughter." "Ah goin' to tell you mother."
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Elder-Tobago)
KEYWORDS: accusation childbirth nonballad baby
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-Tobago 10, "Juliana" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Elder-Tobago: "'Juliana' is a song about a wayward girl whose conduct is condemned by the singers.... Juliana returns from the well or river for water but brings back a daughter instead. She has not told the truth about where she has been and the burden of the song is concerned with the reason as to why she said she's 'never been there.'" - BS
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