Jail Down Careira, The
DESCRIPTION: Call and response. The singer tells about "de jail down Careira Where dey try me fo' murder" and what he wants to happen in his absence ("A want a Chinese mama To drive me Lincoln Zephyr"). The response is "De jail, de jail, de jail down Careira"
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (Elder-FolksongsFromTobago)
KEYWORDS: crime homicide prison humorous nonballad Caribbean
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-FolksongsFromTobago 15, "The Jail Down Careira" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [19 words]: Elder-FolksongsFromTobago: "Careira is the name of a convict island off the North-Western coast of Trinidad." - BS
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