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GUEST,Another Guest Origin: Hill and Gully Rider-is there such a song? (61* d) RE: Hill and Gully Riders - is there such a song? 06 Oct 06


I sang this as a child in Jamaica in the 1940s well before Harry Belafonte recorded it; it was at least as old as our grandparents. It's a digging song -- the gang leader calls out the first line -- everyone raises his pick-axe to "Hill an' gully rida" and then brings it down with a thud to "Hill an' gully". It could have been adapted from a sea-shanty.


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