Linstead Market

A Jamaican folk song about one Saturday night at Linstead Market.

Verse 1
Mi carry mi ackee go a Linstead Market,
Not a quattie* worth sell.
Mi Carry me ackee go a Linstead Market,
Not a quattie worth sell.

Chorus:
Lawd! What night, not a bite,
What a Saturday night!
Lawd! What a night not a bite,
What a Saturday night.

Verse 2
Everybody come feel up, feel up,
Not a quattie worth sell.
Everybody come feel up, feel up.
Not a quattie worth sell.
[chorus]
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Verse 3
Do mi mommy, nuh beat mi kill mi,
Sake a merry-go-round.
Do mi mommy, nuh beat me kill,
Sake a American rum.
[chorus]
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Verse 4
All di pickney dem a linga linga,
Fi whe dem mumma no bring.
All di pickney dem a linga linga,
Fi whe dem mumma no bring.

Lawd! What a night, not a bite,
What a Saturday night!
Lawd! What a night, not a bite.
How di pickney gwine feed?

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* Quattie:
Money equivalent to three half penny or 1½ pence, which was used in Jamaica between 1840 and 1969 when the Jamaican pound was the official currency.
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