Old Time Days [Song]


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OLD TIME DAYS
Composed and performed by Richard “Nappy” Mayers

Bring back the old time days
Bring back them old time ways
I know everything must change
But I still love the old time days.

Used to be everyone could afford to live right
Just to feel nice, didn’t need no Paradise
Now open your eyes, look around
Smoke in the city, and what was pretty,
Crying out for sympathy.

So bring back the old time days
Bring back them old time ways
I know everything must change
But I still love the old time days

Used to be everyone cared for each other
Lived like brothers, respected one another
In times gone by we used to share
Together we’d make do and if I draw a sou-sou
What was mine was yours too.
I know them days done pass and gone
And I know that life must carry on
But if I must join in with the pack
Then I going back, I going back. Yeah, yeah.

Back to the old time days
Back to them old time ways
I know everything must change
But I still love the old time days.

Yes, bring back the old time days
Bring back them old time ways
I know everything must change
But I still love the old time days.

Uhmmm... Bring it back, bring it back
Just bring it back
Uhmmm... Bring it back, bring it back.

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!
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A Note From The Gull


Thank you, Nappy Mayers! I feel the same way.

"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

3 comments:

Ashmeed said...

Where can I download this song?

Guanaguanare said...

Dear Ashmeed,
I've seen it included at Track 13 on the first disc of Straker's two CD compilation "Ah Feel to Party". You can listen to a sample at Amazon.com. You might not like that intrusive drum that has been inserted. Sadly, this version sounds like gunshots exploding to the rhythm of Nappy's beautiful song.

Ashmeed said...

Ok great. I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks so much. I've been searching for this song all over.