“Amasee”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (recording, children of Brown's Chapel School)
Keywords: playparty nonballad dancing
Found in: US(SE)

Description

Playparty: "Take your partner down the line, Amasee, Amasee, Take your partner down the line, Amasee, Amasee, Swing your partner, swing again, Amasee, Amasee...."

Notes

I suppose the chorus line "Amasee" could have been suggested by the Biblical character "Amasa" -- but I rather doubt it. - RBW

So do I. Courlander interprets the word as a shortened, "I must see," but my ears don't quite hear that. "I'm 'a see," maybe, short for "I'm gonna see"? - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. Courlander-NFM, p. 155, "Amasee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11010
  3. BI, CNFM155A