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
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