Jump Shamador


(Jamaican folk song)

Call: Good morning to you, daughter*.
Response: Good morning to you, mother.
Call: What is your intention?
Response: I want to be a teacher.
Call: You can’t be a teacher.
Response: I must be a teacher.
All: Jump shamador, me darling,
Jump shamador me dear.
Jump shamador, me darling,
Jump shamador, me dear.
(spoken softly / whispered)
Jump shamador, jump shamador,
Jump shamador, jump shamador!



See also


  • Song with chords, Adapted Version with Name Game (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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