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Cruz de Mayo - Saturday, May, 23rd 2015, Lopinot, Trinidad and Tobago

CORRECTION: The Community of Lopinot, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the National Parang Association of Trinidad & Tobago, will be hosting the Cruz de Mayo celebrations [May Cross] in Lopinot on Saturday 23rd May, 2015 and NOT on Sunday 31st May, 2015 as advertised previously. Do contact the Lopinot Tourism Action Committee at (868) 315-7891 if you require additional information about the event. Thanks to Rita Blanco for this correction.
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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

Mock Democracy [Song]


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MOCK DEMOCRACY
By Lord Christo [1966]

Alabama, Alabama. I so glad I was born here
And not in Alabama, Alabama
I happy I was born here
I have nothing against the United States
So listen carefully while I elucidate
Though Congress passed Civil Rights Bill
Alabama subjugating my people still.

They profess to believe in a democracy
Yet refuse to recognise racial equality
Some people got together, formed themselves a clan
Defied the laws of Congress to press the coloured man
So looking back it makes me so glad
To belong to Tobago and Trinidad
[So knowing that, it makes me feel glad
To belong to Tobago and Trinidad.]

In Alabama, they show no mercy
To people like you and me
And in churches during High Mass
Suddenly you hear a big blast
Men, women and little children too
Running helter-skelter, don't know what to do
When the obituary next day is read
Fifteen big people injured, four children dead.

Yet they profess to believe in a democracy
But refuse to recognise racial equality
Those who got together, formed themselves a clan
Defied the laws of Congress just to press the coloured man
Make me so glad then to really know
I belong to Trinidad and Tobago
[So knowing that, it makes me feel glad
To belong to Tobago and Trinidad.]

Well for instance, let's take Florida
And take a peep at what's going on there
And even in some parts of Britain
They don't treat you like a human
They'll persecute and lynch you in Jacksonville
Torture you and frame you up in Notting Hill
Exorcising your humanity
And still they claim to believe in democracy

Why profess to believe in a democracy
When in truth it is really high class hypocrisy
Well, I'm in sympathy with Dr. Martin Luther King
But we have our Premier, so we say thanks to him
We could make the world know
We have democracy in Trinidad and Tobago.
[So looking back, it makes me feel glad
To belong to Tobago and Trinidad.]

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance! ..............................................................................................................................

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

Whap Cocoyea! [Song]


Uploaded by mmmKyronmmm

WHAP COCOYEA
By Mighty Shadow

Mih good partner lost his lover, he looking for obeah man
He want to get back his lover, he looking for obeah man
He went to Sangre Grande, he went up to Sans Souci
There he met ah old badjohn who say he is a obeah man.

[Whe bambadee bam bamban, whe bamabdee bam bambam
Whe bambadee bam bambam, whe bambadee bam]

You have a tabanca, you looking for obeah?
I have the formula to cure your tabanca
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
You treating the lady bad, now she leave you going mad
You come here to look for luck, I know how to do my work
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]

Georgie found himself in trouble up by the obeah man
And poor Georgie start to tremble up by the obeah man
Everything was going fine, the obeah man tell him wine
And poor Georgie couldn't wine so he tied him with a twine.

[Whe bambadee bam bamban, whe bamabdee bam bambam
Whe bambadee bam bambam, whe bambadee bam]

You have a tabanca, you looking for obeah?
I have the formula to cure your tabanca
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
You treating the lady bad, now she leave you going mad
You come here to look for luck, that is why I love mih work
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]

Geogie was in big confusion up by the obeah man
They make Georgie roar like lion up by the obeah man
Then he heard a voice next door, "Georgie, what you come here for?"
"You better get out that yard, that man does beat people bad."

[Whe bambadee bam bamban, whe bamabdee bam bambam
Whe bambadee bam bambam, whe bambadee bam]

You have a tabanca, you looking for obeah?
I have the formula to cure your tabanca
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
You treating the lady bad, now she leave you going mad
You come here to look for luck, that is why I love my work
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]

The two men begin to rumble up by the obeah man
They scramble and then they tumble up by the obeah man
The police jeep coming down, they break down the partition
I heard when the police say, "Just hand me the cocoyea."

[Whe bambadee bam bamban, whe bamabdee bam bambam
Whe bambadee bam bambam, whe bambadee bam]

You have a tabanca, you looking for obeah?
I have the formula to cure your tabanca
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
You treating the lady bad, now she leave you going mad
You come here to look for luck, that is why I love mih work
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]
Whap cocoyea! [oy-oy-oy] Whadap cocoyea! [oy]

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance! ..............................................................................................................................


A Note From The Gull

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Shadow! Music playing at full volume and I dancing and dancing and dancing and clicking repeat. Oy! This is trance music. 

Whe bambadee bam bamban, whe bamabdee bam bambam
Whe bambadee bam bambam, whe bambadee bam!

Shadow, YOU know how to do yuh wuk. Welcome, all visitors, to the Tao of T&T.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare

Born to shine [Song]


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BORN TO SHINE
By Carol Addison

Never knew what a fool I was until I met you
Never knew I'd give my heart and you would be untrue
The whole world told me I was wrong to be with you
But my Mama told me, I would never fall
I was born to shine.

Ever since I was a child, they tried to keep me down
Every thing that I did, it was oh so wrong
Let me tell you something, I'm going do what I wanna do
'Cause my Mama told me, I would never fall
I was born to shine.

Shine, baby, shine, let them see where you're going to
Shine, baby, shine, let them follow you
Shine on!

Move on, move on up, is what I'm here to do
I am going to shine ------through and through
I don't care what you say, I'll shine all over you
'Cause my Mama told me, I will never fall
I was born to shine.

Ever since I was a child they tried to keep me down
Every thing I did, it was oh so wrong
Let me tell you something, I'm going do what I wanna do
'Cause my mama told me, child, you'll never fall
I was born to shine.

Shine, baby, shine, let them see where you're going to
Shine, baby, shine, let them follow you
Shine on!
Shine, baby, shine, let them follow you
Shine on!
Shine, baby, shine, let them follow you
Yeah, shine on, shine on...

Source: The lyrics posted on this blog are often transcribed directly from performances. Although it is my intention to faithfully transcribe I do not get all the words and I have a knack for hearing the wrong thing. Please feel free to correct me or to fill in the words that I miss by dropping me a message via e-mail. I'd be forever grateful. Thanks in advance! ..............................................................................................................................


A Note From The Gull

Thank you, Carol Addison! Blessings to all the people who urge and assist our children to shine.

"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so.

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!
Guanaguanare