Sheet Music: Linstead Market

TitleLinstead Market
ComposerTraditional Jamaican
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
Time signature4/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-04-10
Last updated2012-04-10
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Calypso, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 10 April 2012

Tune of the Day: Linstead Market

Traditional Jamaican folk song

This Jamaican calypso song dates back to at least 1907, when it appeared in Walter Jekyll's book, Jamaican Song and Story. It is now often played at a fast pace for dancing, but was originally sung slow and plaintively by a mother who couldn't sell enough at the market to feed her children.