Belize Music World: Folkloric Songs

Belize Music World: Folkloric Songs

  • Belize Music World: Folkloric Songs

The Belize Music World website provides many articles, songs, and videos on Belize’s musical history. The website features stories on iconic and emergent artists. One section of the website, provides us with the lyrics of some of the most well-known folkloric songs of previous generations, such as “Freetown Gyal” and “Mista Martin”:

 

Freetown gyal

 

Freetown gyal no gat no wata
fu wash dehn skin kip am clean
Freetown gyal no gat no wata
fu wash dehn skin kip am clean
(repeat)
Y Y Y, Y Y Y, Y Y Y
Policeman tek dehn gyal in charge
Policeman tek dehn gyal in charge

 

(repeat)

 

Mista Martin

 

Missa Martin ha wa leeeky ole dorey
Keel am bail am till e get dry
Missa Martin ha wa leeky ole dorey
Keel am bail am till e get dry
E roll, E roll E roll, E ton ova
Keel am bail am till e get dry

 

(repeat)

 

Read and listen to folkloric songs here!

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