Haul Am Day
DESCRIPTION: Call and response. Mother has gone to the mountain to bring home yellow plantain. "Haul am day," is the response.
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (Elder-Tobago)
KEYWORDS: work food nonballad worksong children mother
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-Tobago 36, "Haul Am Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Elder-Tobago: "As the lumber-men toil in the deep forest pulling the heavy logs out to level ground where sawyers will cut them up into board, they sing the praise of the mother who works as hard as the men to bring home the best to the children." - BS
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