Old Calypso, Need to know Name Song/Artist?

by Ana Abraham
(Venezuela)

Hello,


When I was young I heard this song regarding the different character of carnival, and I have been looking for it ...

Lyrics go something like this..( I can only remember the first part of each verse)

Since ah small i want to play drunken sailor, roll on the ground all over town...


since ah small i want to play jambalasee,-------- , tail on bumsie...

then it went on to sing about politician and police and thief...



thanks!!!

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Oct 27, 2010
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A Comment to the Writer
by: Anonymous

You mentioned that you heard the song at carnival, which one, what island? You can click on that island and look for your song.

Oct 27, 2010
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Not during carnival
by: Ana Abraham

I didn't hear it during Carnival, It was a cassette we had at home, and no one seems to remember who was the artist.

Mar 30, 2011
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Singer identified
by: Anonymous

Bill Trotman of TnT did the song

Jul 02, 2011
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Steel band tune
by: Anonymous

Do you know a calypso called Anna or Annie?

Please contact us if you have an original copy of it: www.bigsand-steelband.co.uk

May 18, 2012
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Trinidad Bill ( real name )William Trotman.
by: David Hinds

This is the name of the calypso--- "Since ah small". The name of it's composer is "Trinidad Bill". It was made some time around the early 1980s
The lyrics of the first verse went something like this.
Since ah small ah always want to play
Drunken sailor
Getting run down, all over Town
Repeat
CHORUS
Rolling on the ground, get up, fall back down
Rolling on the ground all over town
Tumbling alone all the way home
High like a kite and stoned.

Oct 04, 2012
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THE COMPOSER
by: GUESS WHO.

The composer was Raphael O'Neal.

SINCE AH SMALL AH ALWAYS WANT TO PLAY JUMBALASIE

ALSO

SINCE AH SMALL AH ALWAYS WANT TO PLAY POLITICIAN.

FOR EACH VERSE A QUICK COSTUME CHANGE WAS MADE WHEN THE CALYPSO WAS DONE AT THE CARNIVAL SUNDAY NIGHT CALYPSO KING SHOW, BY BILL TROTMAM.

Oct 29, 2012
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The song
by: Ana Abraham

Does anybody have this song or know where I can download it? thanks!

Sep 01, 2014
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Version of Mathilda she take me money
by: Anonymous

I have listen to just about every version of mathilda but I can not find the version of the group that I remember when I was 10 years old late 50's or early 60's

Since I don't know the group and there where so many versions and can only give you the words the way they sang it to help out. All i know it was very up tempo and what might help you find out who did it
was the last verse it was a little difference

The last verse went:

: Now Frankie my boy I think its time
That we stop this little ryhme
and go to Venezuela to see if we can find Mathlida
With me Money: I remember all the other verses
also:

" Well the money was behind my house and locked
chuck up in the mattress underneath me head"
Mathilda she take me money and run venezuela"

"The money was behind my house and locked
but she pryed that serious lock
Mathilda she took me money and run Venezuela"

I feel a zombie bush me head
look see how my money gone instead
Mathilda she take me money and run Venzuela

LET ME HEAR THE CHORUS

Matilda! Mathilda! Matilda she take me money and run venzuela

Now Frankie my boy I think its time
That we stop this little ryhme
and go to Venezuela to see if we can find Mathlida
With me Money: ( THIS IS THE LINE THAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE OTHER VERSIONS..I need to find out who does this version I LOVE IT




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