John Belly Mama Lyrics

John Belly Mama Lyrics –

John Belly Mama is a Barbadian folk song coming out of the post-slavery period. It is a children’s song that usually uses movement in performance.

John Belly mama dig de casava.

John Belly mama belly swell wid casava.

See deh, see deh, Bessie she bring grass down dey,

See deh, see deh, Bessie she bring grass down dey,

Come down when ah call yuh! 

Come down in yuh shoes and stockins!

Come down wid yuh two knees knockin’!

Come down wid yuh trousers droppin’

Come down!