Country Life


Uploaded by anonyjw

By Lord Relator

You know that the hospitality that you get when you go out to the country is so marvellous at all times that I decided to write this song about twelve years ago. The arrangement is by Mr. Arthur De Coteau. The name of the song is called "Country Life."

Town people should take example
And try to live like the country people
Ah say, town people should take example
And try to live like the country people
If you broad minded, friends you wouldn't make fuss
When ah say country people more generous
Just take a --------, you go see
They living like one whole big family.

But some of my friends they go criticise
When I say country people more civilised
A lot of hospitality, they full of generousity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

I spent some time in the country
And believe me, friends, I was never hungry
Because every ten or fifty minutes
Somebody coming home with a basket
Some bringing plantain, dasheen and eddoes
Others bringing grapefruit, tania, tomatoes
And if the neighbour ----- go fishing
He dropping -------- when he passing.

But some of my friends, they does criticise
When I say country people more civilised
A lot of hospitality, they full of generousity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

If you want to build a house in the country
Just get materials, your house build already
Undoubtedly, you could get free labour
Who ent mason, is carpenter, some is joiner
You going to get a lot of help from the neighbours
Because they going to turn out in their large numbers
Two bottle of rum to make the thing sweet
And woman cooking big pot ah food to eat.

But some of my friends, they does criticise
When I say country people more civilised
A lot of hospitality, they full of generousity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

In the city now where I living
The people does hardly want to say, "Morning"
If you say "Good evening" to a young lady
She feel that you want to push a move on she
But the country girls they are not so
It's a pleasant "Howdy do" or "Hello"
And they may even stand up and chat
Knowing nothing funny going to follow that.

But some of my friends, they does criticise
When I say country people more civilised
A lot of hospitality, they full of generousity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

Source:
N.B. The lyrics posted on this blog are 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, Lord Relator. I am extremely biased so I run the risk of upsetting town and city folk. There are exceptions as always in all groups, but I believe that country people might be more "civilised" because of the civilising influences of their natural environment and way of life.

We need less "big city" and more "country" in 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

2 comments:

anonyjw said...

Thanks for the link. I think I still have a few more Relator videos to upload and post.

Take care...

jw

Guanaguanare said...

Thanks jw! I will continue to check what goes up on YouTube.
Blessings!