Ball Gawn Roun' (The Ball Is Going Around)

DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: Game begins and the ball goes around. Players take turns and show how the ball goes around. [The person in the middle must discover the holder.]
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Jekyll)
KEYWORDS: nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Murray, pp. 16-17, "Bawl Gawn Roun'" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jekyll 94, "(Pass the ball an' the ball goin' round") (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Olive Lewin, _Rock It Come Over - The Folk Music of Jamaica_ (Barbados: The University of the West Indies Press, 2000), pp. 72-73, "Pass the Ball" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jim Morse, _Folk Songs of the Caribbean_ (New York: Bantam Books, 1958), pp. 108-109, "Bawl Gawn Roun'" (1 text, 1 tune)
Martha Warren Beckwith and Helen Roberts, _Folk-Games of Jamaica_ (Poughkeepsie: Vassar College, 1922 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")) #24 pp. 30-39, "Pass the Ball" (2 texts, 1 tune)

RECORDINGS:
Edric Connor with the Caribbeans and Earl Inkman, "Ball Gwan Roun'" (on WIEConnor01)
NOTES: Murray, Morse, and Lewin describe the game. - BS
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