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"We have this lamp that they call in those days, TINNEN LAMP. People call it KITCHEN-BITCH,

and they call it cow-gut. The sodder-men make it from a little zinc. It's a open lamp, you  use

a piece a cloth to make de wick and down de bottom is like a condense cyan [condensed-milk
can], which contain de oil, an' den you light it up 'ere."
                                                                      


  

from a Unitarian Universalist family site


Song: A little more Oil in my Lamp

(taught by the Reverend Ruth Gibson)


A little more oil in my lamp to keep it burning,
A little more oil in my lamp, I pray.
A little more oil in my lamp to keep it burning.
Keep it burning through the night and the day.


A little more love in my heart to keep me growing,
A little more love in my heart I pray.
A little more love in my heart to keep me growing,
Keep me growing through the night and the day.


A little more joy in my heart to keep me laughing.
A little more joy in my heart I pray.
A little more joy in my heart to keep me laughing.
Keep me laughing through the night and the day.


A little more peace in the world to keep it turning.
A little more peace in the world I pray.
A little more peace in the world to keep it turning.
Keep it turning through the night and the day.





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little known Jamaican facts
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Before Jamaica's colours became green, black and gold, they were green, blue and gold./my.history/green_blue_and_gold.html  more »
2.
Find out about Black Anglican clergy in 19th century Jamaicahttp://www.joyousjam.info/  more »
3.
Have a look at my Christmas in Jamaica site.http://joyousjamtoo.moonfruit.com  more »
4.
Meet some interesting Jamaicans on the History Month 2007 sitehttp://jamaicanhistorymonth2007.moonfruit.com/  more »
5.
I updated my site on the 1907 Kingston Earthquake which was ready for the 100th Anniversary on January 14, 2007.http://www.joyousjam.com/earthquake1907/index.html  more »
6.
Merry-go-rounds were once the popular 'craze' in Jamaicahttp://jamaicamerrygoround.moonfruit.com/  more »
7.
Go to a practice dancehttp://joyousjam.googlepages.com/practicedances  more »
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