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Mango Walk cho: My brother did a-tell me that you go mango walk, You go mango walk, you go mango walk, My brother did a-tell me that you go mango walk And steal all the number 'leven. Now tell me, Joe, do tell me for true, Do tell me for true, do tell me, That you don't go to no mango walk And steal all the number 'leven. I tell you, Sue, I tell you for true, I tell you for true, I tell you That I don't go to no mango walk And steal all the number 'leven. Recorded by John Langstaff on "Let's Make Music." From Jamaica. A "mango walk" is an orchard, and "Number Eleven" is a variety of fruit. RW The tune has been a steel-band staple for at least the last thirty-five years. I suspect that number 'leven refers to the fruit's size, rather than it's variety. RG RW
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