Dry Weather Houses
DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: "Dry weather houses are not worth a cent and yet we have to pay so much for rent." When it rains the roof is like a sieve. The rooms are infested by scorpions and cockroaches and are so small you have to go outside to turn around.
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (WILBennett01)
KEYWORDS: accusation commerce hardtimes humorous nonballad landlord bug
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
Louise Bennett, "Dry Weather Houses" (on WILBennett01)
Hubert Porter with George Moxey and his Calypso Quintert, "Dry Weather House" (2004, on "Mento Madness, Motta's Jamaican Mento: 1951-56," V2 Music Ltd CD 63881-27201-2)
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