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Introduction – Analysis of Music and Lyrics This song is about Mammy Jinny turning Eighty Two and all the close acquaintances, friends and family coming down to Mammy Jinny’s place to celebrate and greet her on her birthday. It revolves around the jolly mood of the day and tells about merry making, singing and dancing…

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This song begins with the background of Joy, laughter and merry making on the occasion of Mammy Jinny’s Jubilee or her 2nd year of being an Octogenarian, i.e. 82 years of age. Then they realise that Mammy Jinny is turning 82 and they are very happy to know that. As it turns out to be in the later verses of the song, it becomes a day of celebration, with people coming over with gifts to greet Mammy Jinny and wish her a happy birthday. The singer urges the audience, i.e. the other members around him to sing and dance because “This is Mammy Jinny’s Day”. He is boisterous and in high spirits asking the girls to hurry up and come along to see the “sweet birthday cake” that took nearly ten people to bake. The other singer says to count the candles and see if there are only eighty two. He also asks how he would like to have a cake like that baked for him someday. Then the most interesting part begins where the singer narrates that every time the doorbell rings, there’s some guest or well wisher who is waiting with gifts and presents for Mammy Jinny. From the second verse onwards the lyrical narrative transits into the finer aspects and deeper details of the celebrations. ...
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