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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Dec-11 - 04:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add/Req: Wheel, oh, Matilda
Subject: RE: Lyr Add/Req: Wheel, oh, Matilda
Wheel, Oh, according to Olive Lewin, is a Jonkunnu song in which the leader improvises various lines on the current topicalities, after each of which the procession replies in chorus "Wheel Oh, wheel oh."

She provides only brief lyrics-

Wheel oh wheel oh
what a bodderation.

Refrain-
Wheel oh wheel oh-

Me walk a de path an' me walk a de road oh,
Me walk a de path an' me walk a de road oh.

Refrain-
Wheel oh wheel oh

Score, 4/4, pp. 104-105
Olive Lewin, 1973, Forty Folk Songs of Jamaica, General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.