Dallas Gawn a Cuba (Dallas Has Gone to Cuba)
DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: Dallas has gone to Cuba and left Francella. Francella faints and her mother sends for the doctor to restore her with camphor. Johnny stays around.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Murray)
KEYWORDS: courting separation travel lover mother
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Murray, pp. 53-54, "Dallas Gawn" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Noel Dexter and Godfrey Taylor, _Mango Time - Folk Songs of Jamaica_ (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2007), p. 20, "Dallas Gawn A Cuba" (1 text, 1 tune)
Edric Connor with the Caribbeans and Earl Inkman, "Dallas Gawn" (on WIEConnor01)
NOTES [24 words]: Dexter and Taylor: "Francella's distress over the departure of her lover Dallas to Cuba will not be for long as Johnny is planning to woo her." - BS
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