Lick an’ Lock Up

Lick an’ Lock-up is one of the older Barbadian folk songs and speaks to emancipation in 1838. A song of jubilation usually sung with a lively tempo. Jin-Jin is the name the enslaved gave to Queen Victoria.

Chorus

Lick an’ lock-up done wid,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin;

Lick an’ lock-up done wid,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin

Vs 1

De Queen come from England

To set we free;

Now lick an’ lock-up done wid,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin. 

Vs 2

Dey sell me mudda fuh six-bit piece,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin;

Now lick an’ lock-up done wid,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin. 

Vs 3

God bless de Qyeen fuh set we free,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin;

Now lick an’ lock-up done wid,

Hurrah fuh Jin-Jin.