This rhyme is based on the English nursery rhyme called "Little Miss Muffet"…


*The Creole word here is "Bombay" which is a variety of mango.
**"Anansi is an Akan folktale character and the Akan God of Stories, Wisdom, Knowledge, and possibly creation. He often takes the shape of a spider and is sometimes considered to be a god of all knowledge of stories. Taking the role of trickster, he is also one of the most important characters of West African, African American and Caribbean folklore. Originating in Ghana, West Africa, these spider tales were transmitted to the Caribbean by way of the transatlantic slave trade." -Wikipedia


We came across this Jamaican version of the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet. We'd love to know if anyone from Jamaica is familiar with it? Please email me if you've heard it before. Thanks! -Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by CNS.