Can Anyone Help with the Caribbean Song "Emma Let Me Lone"

We’ve been asked for help finding the full lyrics to a Caribbean song called, "Emma Lemme (Let Me) Lone".  Here’s the info we have so far:

Beau wrote: "…looking for a song that I sang in Elementary School – it’s a Caribbean song I think, goes something like "Emma lemme ‘lone, let me lone! Me no marry yet let me lone".

Tim wrote: "I was singing this song to my wife today and she didn’t recognize it either. It was:

‘Emma lemme lone lemme lone.
Me no marry yet lemme lone. (x2)
When we marry DA bell gone ring.
When we marry DA bell…’

Then Something something."

If anyone can help with more lyrics to this song, please let us know in the comments below. We’d also love to know where it’s sung.


Mama Lisa

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4 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with the Caribbean Song "Emma Let Me Lone"”

  1. Michael Says:

    I used to sing this song in my First Grade class back in 1974!

    This not easy to remember, but I think it’s “…shall go blow.” Strange, I know…


  2. Karen Olsen Says:

    I think the middle part goes

    ‘When me marry then bell go ring;
    When me marry oh shell go blow”

    Then the first two lines repeat…

  3. Wesley Says:

    I’m 51 years old and I remember singing that in elementary school too. One of the verses goes something like this as I can remember. When we marry you bells shall ring when we marry you shall go Blue.

  4. Teresa Says:

    I remember this song from grade school, I believe it was, when we marry da bells go ring, when we marry da horn go blow

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