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Jamaican Music: Jamaica, The Chikungunya Song and Lyrics

Jamaica and Chikungunya

Jamaica and Chikungunya

Leave it to Jamaicans to take a very serious situation, use their creativity and make a joke or fun of it. The Jamaica Chikungunya song is awesome. Lyrical, witty, enjoyable, groovy and fun to listen to. I promise, you will be laughing or smiling all day. Why? Because most of the things Wayne J sings about Chikungunya, is funny but true.

The song made its way around Whatsapp and Blackberry apps on Sunday, September 28, 2014 and by the next day, Facebook was rocking to this funny Chikungunya song by Wayne J.

Contrary to reports, there are thousands of people in Jamaica with the chikungunya virus; not the measly 37 that’s been officially report. Our hospitals, medical centers and clinics are filled with ailing people, walking around like patients with severe arthritis. From screaming babies, wailing children, moaning adults and contorted elderly folks; everyone is catching this debilitating disease.

Politicians and doctors are now saying, “It is endemic to Jamaica”. For all who do not understand that word, it means it is as Jamaican as ackee and salt-fish. Presently Jamaicans are displeased with the government, for not being better prepared to adequately deal with the situations. Anxiety is high, morale is low and no one wants to know what would happen to our almost 3 million citizens if visited by the Ebola virus.

Nevertheless, through all the cussing, complaining and crying, we can rock to the tunes from young Wayne J, who is sure to become an instant hit.

Take a listen to the song, it can be found on YouTube. I have also transcribed the lyrics below for you. It is in Jamaican Patois for all you non-Jamaicans. 🙂 Good luck.

 

Chikungunya song Lyrics by Wayne J:

One panadol, one panadol
One panadol, one panadol
One panadol, one panadol
One panadol, one panadol

Cho!
Mosquito one, Mosquito two
Mosquito jump inna hot callalo…
Mosquito bite me, Mosquito bite you
Mek me tell yuh what a mosquito can do..

Oonu come yah, oonu nuh hear wah deh dung yah
Wedda di flu, measles, pneumonia
A diarrhea mek picknie belly run yah
But a di first we a hear chikungunya

It dung yah, nuh knuh a who bring it cum yah
Well if a plane, or a bus or a honda…
Some sey a mosquito nuh baddy nuh sure
But it mek a bag a young people a move ole

a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,
a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,

Yesideh me see Bengi bear fit
How cum todeh him all a walk wid stick?
A bawl fi him back an a bawl fi him hip,
One panadol, one panadol quick. Boom!

Mi afi wonda if a epademic,
Who nuh inna Public end up inna clinic
A weh di doctah a prescribe fi it
One panadol, one panadol quick

Oonu come yah, oonu nuh hear wah deh dung yah
Wedda di flu, measles, pneumonia
A diarrhea mek picknie belly run yah
But a di first we a hear chikungunya

It dung yah, nuh knuh a who bring it dung yah
Well if a plane, or a bus or a honda
Some sey a mosquito nuh baddy nuh sure
But it mek a bag a young people a move ole

a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,
a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,

Mosquito bite inna foot, an it a bite inna neck
mek sure seh yuh have yuh mosquito net,
weh yuh seh, yuh caan ketch it?
Yuh waan stick a bet?
Check di ole inna yuh back weh water collect

Mi inna long sleeve tink a bleach mi a bleach
mi a stay outta di mosquito reach
Any day name day dah bwoy yah feel sick
One panadol, one panadol quick

Oonu come yah, oonu nuh hear wah deh dung yah
Wedda di flu, measles, pneumonia
A diarrhea mek picknie belly run yah
But a di first we a hear chikungunya

It dung yah, nuh knuh a who bring it dung yah
Well if a plane, or a bus or a honda…
Some sey a mosquito nuh baddy nuh sure
But it mek a bag a young people a move ole

a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,
a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,

Yesideh me see Bengi bear fit
How cum todeh him all a walk wid stick?
A bawl fi him back an a bawl fi him hip,
One panadol, one panadol quick. Boom!

Mi afi wonda if a epidemic,
Who nuh inna Public end up inna clinic
A weh di doctah a prescribe fi it
One panadol, one panadol quick….

Oonu come yah, oonu nuh hear wah deh dung yah
Wedda di flu, di measles, pneumonia
A diarrhea mek picknie belly run yah
But a di first we a hear chikungunya

It dung yah, nuh knuh a who bring it cum yah
Well if a plane, or a bus or a honda…
Some sey a mosquito nuh baddy nuh sure
But it mek a bag a young people a move ole

a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,
a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,

a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,
a bag a young people a move ole, it mek a bag a young people a move ole,

 

Article by Denise N. Fyffe

Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe

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3 thoughts on “Jamaican Music: Jamaica, The Chikungunya Song and Lyrics

  1. fernanda says:

    Hi Denise! Do you know a place where I can find Yellowman’s Jamaica Nice/Take Me Home Country Roads lyrics? I just can’t find it (and trust me, I’ve tried everything on Google 😉

    By the way, I am from Brazil and I think lyrics are the best way to learn a language and understand a culture.

    best wishes!

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