Mango Time

A Jamaican folk song describing mango season on our island.

Verse 1
Mi nuh drink coffee tea, mango time,
Care how nice it may be, mango time.
At di height of the mango crop;
When di fruit dem a ripe an drop,
Wash yuh pot, turn dem down mango time.

Verse 2
Mek wi go a mango walk, mango time,
For it’s only di talk, mango time.
Mek wi jump pon di big jackass;
Ride im dung an no ‘tap a pass.
Mek di best a di crop, mango time.

Verse 3
De terpentine large an fine, mango time,
Robin mango so sweet, mango time.
Number eleven, an hairy skin;
Pack di bankra* an ram dem in,
For di bankra mus’ full, mango time.

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Mi nuh drink coffee tea, mango time,
Care how nice it may be, mango time.
At di height of the mango crop;
When di fruit dem a ripe an drop,
Wash yuh pot, turn dem down, mango time.

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* Bankra
means: Jamaican travelling basket

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