DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: The singer complains that he talks to Ada but she won't answer. Shame on her. At a dance he wheels her and makes her fall.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Murray)
KEYWORDS: rejection dancing nonballad punishment
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Murray, pp. 5-6, "Ada" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Noel Dexter and Godfrey Taylor, _Mango Time - Folk Songs of Jamaica_ (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2007), p. 5, "Ada" (1 text, 1 tune)
Edric Connor with the Caribbeans and Earl Inkman, "Ada" (on WIEConnor01)
NOTES: Dexter and Taylor: "The song comes out of Dinky Mini; a death celebration which takes place on the ninth night after a funeral."
See "Wheel and Turn Me" for this recurring wheel and fall down reference to dancing. - BS
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