Bellamina

COUNTRY: Bahamas

LANGUAGE: English

“Bellamina” is about the Bahamanian crews of rum running ships trying to avoid the U.S. Coast Guard. In the case of the Bellamina they paint the white boat black so it will be less easily detected at night. Author Zora Neale Hurston heard “Belllamina” when she first arrived in the Bahamas, incorporated it into one of her plays and even made a recording of the song in the ’30s.

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Bellamina, Bellamina, Bellamina’s in the harbor

 

Bellamina, Bellamina, Bellamina’s in the harbor

 

Put Bellamina on de dock and

 

Paint Bellamina black black black.

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