In the song Underneath the Mango Tree the refrain goes:

Mango, banana and tangerine
Sugar and ackee and cocoa bean
When we get marry we make them grow
And nine little chil' in a row


I liked this song because of the lovely, poetic idea of cultivating a crop for each child. Then I counted...

Fair enough, it would be hard to squeeze another triplet of fruits into the meter. But why not six (6) children, though?


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