Day the Co'nel Leave and Gone
DESCRIPTION: The place mourned "the day the Co'nel leave and gone." The Colonel was born in Princess Town. The woodmen had to lower him down.
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Elder-FolksongsFromTobago)
KEYWORDS: burial death nonballad Caribbean
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-FolksongsFromTobago 8, "Day the Co'nel Leave and Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [34 words]: Elder-FolksongsFromTobago: "This bongo song about 'The Colonel' is characteristic of a certain type of wake song in which the 'great deeds' of an outstanding man in the village are sung at his wake." - BS
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