Mattie Walla Lef (What Matty Left Over)

DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: Matty, running to meet her lover, drinks rum, laughs, gets up, and runs some more. The singer doesn't want Matty's left overs.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Murray)
KEYWORDS: courting lover nonballad drink
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Murray, p. 50, "Matty Walla-Lef'" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Noel Dexter and Godfrey Taylor, _Mango Time - Folk Songs of Jamaica_ (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2007), p. 74, "Mattie Walla Lef" (1 text, 1 tune)

RECORDINGS:
Edric Connor with the Caribbeans and Earl Inkman, "Matty Walla-Lef'" (on WIEConnor01)
File: JaMu050

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