Chi Chi Bud Oh

Lyrics

(Jamaican folk song)

Refrain
Call: Chi chi bud, oh!
Response: Some ‘o dem a holler, some a bawl!
(repeat)

Call: Some a black bud,
Response: Some ‘o dem a holler, some a bawl!
Call: Some a black bud,
Response: Some ‘o dem a holler, some a bawl!
Call: Some a white bud,
Response: Some ‘o dem a holler, some a bawl!
Call: Some a beeny bud,
Response: Some ‘o dem a holler, some a bawl! Refrain

Some a lagga-head…
An a chickman chick…
Some a John crow…
An a docta bud… Refrain

English Translation – Flock of Birds, Oh

Flock of birds, oh
Some of them holler, some of them bawl (cry)

“bud” = bird
“John Crow” = jancro = Jamaican vulture

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  • MIDI file
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