Me Want Me Daughter (I Want My Daughter)
DESCRIPTION: Jamaican patois: Answer-back worksong with the response always "no mah." Mother wants her daughter back: daughter's husband mistreats daughter on account of trivial disagreements ("piece of bread") and other women. "Give me back my daughter." "No mah."
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (WILBennett01)
KEYWORDS: infidelity marriage request rejection nonballad worksong mother
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Louise Bennett, "Me Want Me Daughter" (on WILBennett01)
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