Blackbird Get Up

 

Verse
Blackbird get up
Shake your tail
Blackbird get up
And I'll do the same

Chorus
Oh my darlin
Oh Emmalina
Oh my darlin
Come and go with me

Redbird...
Bluebird...
Yellowbird
Rainbow bird...
 

This song came to me from the Barroualie Whalers, an amazing group from St. Vincent.  They taught me their version in 2010 but I've thoroughly folk-processed it...  and that's reflected in the version above.

It's what feels comfortable for us to sing, but it's not our "source", which is clearly that which the Whalers sang for us.

Here is the Barouallie Whaler's Facebook Page