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GUEST,Jo Caribbean folk songs--Scottish influence (10) RE: Caribbean folk songs--Scottish influence 13 Nov 00

Thanks, Night Owl. I saw Coulters Candy and the line "Ally, bally..." is the only line that sounds similar to the Scottish. The rest of the Bahamian chant has varied over the years, with influences from all over. I've heard lines like : "Alla balla, chicken calala, alla balla boo. If your mama chews tobacco, why don't you?" Then there's "Alla balla chicken calala, alla balla boo. My gramma round the corner say put it right in there; you know where, right in there."

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