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Jamaica Rhyme
This Negro rhyme from rural Jamaica was conĀ­tributed by Dr. Cecil B. Roddock, a native of that country. The word Buscher means an overseer or master of a plantation.
All a night, me da watch a brother Wayrum;
Wayrum ina me Buscher garden.
Oh, Brother Wayrum! Wha' a you da do,
To make a me Buscher a catch a you?
Oh a me Buscher, in a me Buscher garden;
Me a beg a me Buscher a pardon!