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Caribbean songs

Postby Kay » Tue May 30, 2006 9:27 pm

Have been having fun with 'The Sloop John B'. What are some other island, calypso type songs? Anyone know where I can find the tab for the 'Banana Boat' song ( the one that goes, Hey mister tally man, tally me bananas - daylight come and I wanta go home) Kay
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Postby KenH » Tue May 30, 2006 10:04 pm

Just google "banana boat song tab" and the first half dozen sites all have guitar tab for it. With a dulcimer chord chart that should help you figure it out. Gotta work out some Jimmy Buffet material too!
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Well now you've gone and done it!!!

Postby SETexasDave » Tue May 30, 2006 10:17 pm

You forced me.....HA HA....to look up something completely different from my normal frame of mind. Having said that, THANK YOU! Louie Louie, by the Kingsmen, perhaps. Jamacian Farewell is really cool. The lyrics to both and the midi file to Jamacian Farewell is at the site below. http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/trail ... hanty.html This site has several interesting pieces, including "Mary Ann" The lyrics start, "All day, all night, Mary Ann. Down by the sea-side sifting sand" http://www.accordionman.net/CARIBBEAN/
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Postby dulcidame » Tue May 30, 2006 11:01 pm

How about "Yellow Bird"! S
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Postby Kay » Wed May 31, 2006 12:25 pm

Great suggestions! I was not familiar with 'Yellow Bird' or 'Mary Ann'. Enjoyed listening to them on the http://www.accordionman.net/CARIBBEAN/ website. Now if Jimmy Buffet would just publish a dulcimer tab bookSmile
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Postby dulcidame » Wed May 31, 2006 12:44 pm

I have tab for "Mary Ann". Could send you a pdf... Just PM me your email addy. Shelley
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Postby Noter Dame » Wed May 31, 2006 1:04 pm

Thanks for the link SETexasDave. Yellow Bird would be Awesome! Shelly, you put the bakers dozen carribean songs and I'm first on the list to order one. I've sure enjoyed working on your handouts* and the one book I got. I seem to have no trouble at all getting your stuff to sound like music pretty quickly while working off the tab. For some reason my learning style really "gets" your arrangements. *edit: none of which I would have in a million years picked and now are my favorites.
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Postby Kay » Wed May 31, 2006 1:24 pm

Hey Shelly, Please check your messages Razz I am with Noter Dame, you could put me down as second on that list. Kay
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Postby Tin Ear » Wed May 31, 2006 5:26 pm

Me 3
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Make that Four

Postby SETexasDave » Wed May 31, 2006 6:26 pm

I would definitely like that.
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Postby Kay » Wed May 31, 2006 9:49 pm

Originally posted by Noter Dame Shelly, you put the bakers dozen carribean songs and I'm first on the list to order one.
Shelley, Looks like lots of us agree with Noter Dame. So when can we expect your Caribbean tab book? Smile Kay
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Got one more

Postby SETexasDave » Wed May 31, 2006 10:23 pm

"IKO IKO" is a good tune...Learned it from Paul Andre..I think, down at the Lagnaippe Fete in Port Allen, Lousiana. Was told that it was old...I recall a group called the Dixie Cups, did it in the mid-sixties. It is the one that goes My grandma and your grandma, were sittin by the fire, My grandma told your grandma, I'm going to set your flag on fire, chorus - Takin bout hey now, hey now Iko! Iko! an de' Jackomo fe no nan e' , Jackomo fe nan e' Dave
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