Caribbean playground song

Say, Good mornin, Granny Maama
Good mornin, Grandpa Taata.
Good mornin when it rainin.
Good mornin when sun shinin.
Good mornin.

Say, Good mornin, Miss Pretty-Pretty.
Good mornin, one-yeye Mista Shorty.
Good mornin when sun shinin.
Good mornin when hurrikaanin
Good mornin.

Say, Good mornin, Mista Big-N-Fat-Man.
Good mornin, Mista Maaga Man.
Good mornin when sun shinin.
Good mornin when hurrikaanin
Good mornin.

Say, Good mornin, Mista Lamefoot
Good mornin, dear Miss No-Toot.
Good mornin when sun shinin.
Good mornin when hurrikaanin.
Good mornin.

Say, Good mornin, dear-dear Bush Miss.
Good mornin, dear Mista Touris.
Good mornin when sun shinin.
Good mornin when hurrikaanin
Good mornin.

Say, Good mornin, Granny Maama
Good mornin, Granpa Taata.
Good mornin.

From Only One of Me. 

one-yeye – one eyed
Maaga – meagre of thin
No-Toot – No-tooth
Touris – tourist

Why not try...
  • listening to the rhythm of this poem in James Berry's reading below.
  • having a go at performing the poem.
  • answering this question: What playground songs do you know?

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James Berry - Caribbean playground song