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Gunga Walk ?

Postby j j » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:39 am

have heard this term mentioned in several songs , the one that springs to mind is Charlie Chaplin " Chaplin Walk A Mile An A Half Inna De Gunga Walk"

What's it mean??

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Postby slengteng » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:57 pm

Also Wickerman tune Girls Gungo Walk. "We ready fi go walk a mile an a half pon di gal gungo walk"

lyrics here : http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/godeh/r4gungowalk.htm

Would like to know its meaning too.
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Postby Ade » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:03 pm

I believe it originates from a line in a traditional Jamaican (Mento?) song which goes "Matty run a mile and a half inna Gungo Walk". There's an Eastwood & Saint version of the song, but I don't know the original. Something to do with gungo peas (which are like the more common black eye beans/peas without an eye). I guess you can farm them, so if you run through a farmer's crop...you might run a mile and a half.
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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby SolarHighPower » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 pm

what's the title of the charlie chaplin song?
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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:57 pm

Max Romeo's Wine her Goosie is the earliest example I know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGuzhHuEURU

It's the gungo walk, where they grow gungo peas in Jamaica used in peas soup, rice & peas, etc. Thick vegetation which became a euphemism for a "lady's garden".

There was an Errol Scorcher tune too: "The Man them walk a mile and a half inna Sharon gungo walk". Can't remember the title though.
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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby Ras Berry » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:25 am

Ranking Glasses wrote:Thick vegetation which became a euphemism for a "lady's garden".


Not sure I understand the reference?

Like this?

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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 am

Can't view the image but think dirty and use your imagination!

Btw, the Errol Scorcher tune was called "Under Me". What else? :)
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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby SolarHighPower » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:53 am

chaplin.. tune.. anyone.. ??
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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:53 pm

What is a hog in a minty and is it similar to a gungo walk?
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Re: Gunga Walk ?

Postby Tune In » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:06 pm

Ranking Glasses wrote:What is a hog in a minty and is it similar to a gungo walk?

This might help
http://rec.music.reggae.narkive.com/YZW ... a-me-minte
http://niceup.org.nz/nitty-gritty-hog-inna-minty/
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