Fyah Bun (Fire Burn)
DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: Singer says Nancy built her house on sand and the wind blew it down, built her house out of wood and the fire burnt it down.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Murray)
KEYWORDS: fire ordeal home
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Murray, p. 57, "Fyah Bun" (1 text, 1 tune)
Edric Connor with the Caribbeans and Earl Inkman, "Fyah Bun" (on WIEConnor01)
cf. "Hosannah! Mi Bui' Mi House (Hosannah! I Built My House)" (theme of destroyed house)
NOTES: Compare this song to "Hosannah! Mi Bui' Mi House." - BS
Last updated in version 3.7
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.