Solas Market

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A Jamaican folk song for the times persons travelled to the Solas Market to buy bananas – ripe or green.

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Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Come wi guh down a Solas Market.
Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Fi guh buy banana.

Come wi guh buy banana,
Down a Solas Market.
Tek out the long, long thread bag
Before the higgler hawk it

Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Come wi guh down a Solas Market.
Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Fi guh buy banana.

Some bunch have long, long finger
What lovely banana!
Some bunch have short, short finger
All a same banana

Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Come wi guh down a Solas Market.
Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Fi guh buy banana.

Ripe and green banana
What lovely banana!
Roast and bwile banana
All a same banana

Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Come wi guh down a Solas Market.
Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Fi guh buy banana.

Bwile the green banana
With a piece a mackrel
Coconut oil and pepper
Dat will surely blend now

Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Come wi guh down a Solas Market.
Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Fi guh buy banana.

Come wi guh buy banana,
Down a Solas Market.
Tek out the long, long thread bag
Before the higgler hawk it

Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Come wi guh down a Solas Market.
Come wi guh down, come wi guh down
Fi guh buy banana.
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Photo Credit:
Jamaica Memory Lane – Painting of Market Scene
Photo by facebook.com/ilovejamaicans

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