Ribber Ben Come Dung (River Has Come Down)
DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: Rattler can't cross the river. Then he takes a bamboo, log, stone, and makes a way to get across. Finally he comes over and dances on the river bank. The singer is glad he made it.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Murray)
KEYWORDS: river flood ordeal worksong
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Murray pp. 13-15, "Ribber Ben Come Dung"; pp. 47-49, "De Ribber Ben Come Dung" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Edric Connor with the Caribbeans and Earl Inkman, ("Ribber Ben Come Dung")",("De Ribber Ben Come Dung") (on WIEConnor01)
Louise Bennett, "How You Come Over" (on WILBennett01)
NOTES: Call and answer digging song. - BS
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