Human Rights [Song]


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HUMAN RIGHTS
By Brother Mudada

Human rights is basic, good lord, may no man be denied it
You, Mister lawmaker, take this song to be a reminder
You got to check out your conscience, can't you see I am human
And it's a basic right to defend my rights?

Sing the song now:
Stretch forth your hands unto the land positive, my people
Make no mistake, for justice sake, let it be
I tell you, lord, freedom to live, freedom to love
Pink, yellow, black or white, ----- is human rights

This human right question, race and colour irrelevant
Yes, my native accent - insufficient grounds for contempt
Lord, if that's the criteria, I would say, very unfair
The emphasis must be on justice.

Yes, I insist:
Stretch forth your hands unto the land positive, my people
Make no mistake, for Jah Jah sake, let it be
I tell you, lord, freedom to live, freedom to love
Pink, yellow, black or white, good lord, is human rights.

When discussing human, nationality unimportant
All your material assets is completely out of context
Don't you know, you are -------, flesh and blood is the real thing
And the right to live must be respected.

Sing now, children:
Stretch forth your hands unto the land positive, my people
Make no mistake, for justice sake, let it be
I tell you, lord, freedom to live, freedom to love
Please recognise the heights I'm on human rights.

Yes, everyone of us very sensitive and conscious
And in justice absence, tyranny has full influence
People, I am appealing, please regard your own feeling
I'm sincerely yours for this common cause.

Help me sing now:
Stretch forth your hands unto the land positive, my people
Make no mistake, for the children sake, let it be
I tell you, lord, freedom to learn, freedom to earn
Pink, yellow, black or white, good lord, is human rights.

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, Brother Mudada.  

"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

Forward ever [Song]


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FORWARD EVER
By Brother Mudada

[Forward ever, backward never]
And that will always be my motto as I struggle on
[Never give up] No, no, no, you can't stop
Don't allow frustration to take away your determination
[Got to carry on.]

[Forward ever, backward never]
On your way traveling, your brother drowning, you must save him
[Life is a battle] -----------------
Any kind of weather must be a pleasure, you sailing on
['Cause you can't go wrong.]

[Forward ever, backward never]
Yes, you are a soldier you can't surrender, is a lifetime war
Ask for wisdom, knowledge, understanding
Don't forget to mention a little patience, that's your weapon
[And you're bound to win] All right!

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! ..............................................................................................................................


Note From The Gull

Thank you, Brother Mudada.

"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

Agouti [Song]


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AGUITI (AGOUTI)
By Lord Invader

Yes, 'Gouti in the woods, 'Gouti in mih yard
We have male and female 'Gouti in Trinidad
'Gouti in the woods, 'Gouti in mih yard
We have male and female 'Gouti in Trinidad.

When a 'Gouti is running to hide
He shove his head in a hole, leave his body outside
Talk 'bout 'Gouti in making accusations
About certain calypsonians
I ain't no angel, so you don't need glasses to see
If I am a 'Gouti, they never catch me.

Are you the Panther? Not, not me.
Are you the Tiger No, not me.
Are you Attila? No, not me.
Your name is Lord Pretender? Yes, that's me!

Yes, they got some female 'Gouti at large
Their real hiding hole is Carenage
Susie, she head the list
And with Sam, she is the mistress
Black-mouth Norma and St. James Pearl
They are the best 'Gouti in the world
They can tour Martinique, France or Italy
No one can beat them in playing 'Gouti.

Is your name Elsie? No, not me.
Are you Dorothy? No, not me.
Are you Milly? No, not me.
Well, your name is Susie? Yes, that's me!

Yes, they got some 'Gouti in Port of Spain
I am  ashamed, but I must call some of their name
Their features looking innocent
You can find some around the calypso tent
They so brass face, shameless and bold
They shove their head in any kind of hole
To accuse them, you'll never give that a thought
And when you catch them, they will tell you, "Well caught!"

Are you the Terror? No, not me
Are you ----------? No, not me.
Are you Beginner? No, not me.
Your name is Lord Kitchener? Yes, that's me!

Are you Alfred? No, not me.
Are you Wilfred? No, not me.
Are you Dondred? No, not me.
Your name is George dead? That's me!

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, Lord Invader.

"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

Sly Mongoose [Song]


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SLY MONGOOSE
By Lord Invader

There was a competition in America
With Houdini and Destroyer
Destroyer sang "Adolf Hitler"
And yet they said that Houdini was the winner.

What he won with? - Sly Mongoose, all together!
Only dog know your name, sing the chorus!
Sly Mongoose, everybody, only dog know your name
Yes, Mongoose went into the white man kitchen
Took up one of his fattest chickens
Push it in his waistcoat pocket, sly Mongoose.

So he then challenge the Growler
And the Growler sang a hot number
Growler told the Houdini
He's gonna win him with this melody,

What it was?

Old lady, you’re mashing my toe,”
Old lady, stop it isn’t...

And yet he won him with - Sly Mongoose, everybody!
Only dog know your name, sing it Macbeth!
Sly Mongoose, only dog know your name
Yes, Mongoose went into the white man kitchen
Took up one of his fattest chickens
Push it in his waistcoat pocket, sly Mongoose.

So as I’m the Lord Invader,
I said, “I can’t lose my name in America.
I entered the competition,
And I sang a hot composition.

What it was?

Prisoner leve | Prisoner arise
Mete limier bai... | Put a light on...

And yet he won me with - Sly Mongoose, everybody!
Only dog know your name, Duke of Iron!
Sly Mongoose, only dog know your name
Yes, Mongoose went into the white man kitchen
Took up one of his fattest chickens
Push it in his waistcoat pocket, sly Mongoose...

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, Lord Invader.  

"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

No Place like the West Indies [Song]


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NO PLACE LIKE THE WEST INDIES
By Lord Invader

Yes, is very simple, I can answer your question
Why so many West Indians coming to Britain
It very simple, I can answer your question
Why so many West Indians going to Britain.

We have some Europeans in the Western Hemisphere
Went for one year and have great-grandchildren over there
But since they congest all our island
That's why we moving to Great Britain

So, in as much as they could take over everywhere
Ent nothing wrong with us going over there
They can do what they like and say what they please
But there's no place like the West Indies.

Now, how we welcome foreigners, no use to ask
To them we never use no sarcastic remarks
To receive them with open arms, our mind is always bent
They share our homes and our employment.

In the sugar plantation and refineries
Foreigners controlling the West Indies
But when a West Indian go to Great Britain
He go to study or the better his position.

So, in as much as they could take over everywhere
Ent nothing wrong with us going over there
They could do what they like, say what they please
But there's no place like the West Indies.

Now tax your memory and remember
Rum, sugar and banana from Jamaica
Some of the product of Trinidad, if you don't know -
Textile, petrol and calypso
St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Grenada
Has their own product to supply the world over
The best of rum and sweet potatoes
Come from the island of Barbados.

In as much as they could take over everywhere
Ent nothing wrong with us going over there
They can do what they like, say what they please
But there's no place like the West Indies.

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, Lord Invader.    

"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

I'm going back to Africa [Song]


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I'M GOING BACK TO AFRICA
By Lord Invader

I am taking all my children [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
I will take good care of them [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
Darling, I am very sorry [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
I cannot take you with me. [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]

I have an introduction letter [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
From the Gold Coast Commissioner [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
My first stop is Nigeria [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
A warm welcome for Invader. [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]

Then I'll go to Kenya [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
And Abyssinia [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
I want to see Haile Selassie [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
To speak to him personally. [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]

I am going to South Africa too [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
To see what they said is true [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
Doh matter that I am a West Indian [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]
My forefathers is African. [I am going back home to Africa, Theresa]

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! ..............................................................................................................................


Note From The Gull

Thank you, Lord Invader.

 "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

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC - 4/27/2016


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Full replay of Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

After opening remarks, Donald Trump's speech begins at position 6:37

"This is a transcript of Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy remarks, as transcribed by the Federal News Service.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. It truly is a great honor. I’d like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country, one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace.

It’s time to shake the rust off America’s foreign policy. It’s time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold, something we have to do. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless principle. My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be.

That will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make.

America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. But to chart our path forward, we must first briefly take a look back. We have a lot to be proud of.

In the 1940s we saved the world. The greatest generation beat back the Nazis and Japanese imperialists. Then we saved the world again. This time, from totalitarianism and communism. The Cold War lasted for decades but, guess what, we won and we won big. Democrats and Republicans working together got Mr. Gorbachev to heed the words of President Reagan, our great president, when he said, Tear down this wall.

(APPLAUSE)

History will not forget what he did. A very special man and president. Unfortunately, after the Cold War our foreign policy veered badly off course. We failed to develop a new vision for a new time. In fact, as time went on, our foreign policy began to make less and less sense. Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, which led to one foreign policy disaster after another.

They just kept coming and coming. We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.

We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans and just killed be lives, lives, lives wasted. Horribly wasted. Many trillions of dollars were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill. Iran, too, would rush in and fill that void much to their really unjust enrichment.

They have benefited so much, so sadly, for us. Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster. No vision. No purpose. No direction. No strategy. Today I want to identify five main weaknesses in our foreign policy.

First, our resources are totally over extended. President Obama has weakened our military by weakening our economy. He’s crippled us with wasteful spending, massive debt, low growth, a huge trade deficit and open borders. Our manufacturing trade deficit with the world is now approaching $1 trillion a year.

We’re rebuilding other countries while weakening our own. Ending the theft of American jobs will give us resources we need to rebuild our military, which has to happen and regain our financial independence and strength. I am the only person running for the presidency who understands this and this is a serious problem.

I’m the only one — believe me, I know them all, I’m the only one who knows how to fix it.

(APPLAUSE)

Secondly, our allies are not paying their fair share, and I’ve been talking about this recently a lot. Our allies must contribute toward their financial, political, and human costs, have to do it, of our tremendous security burden. But many of them are simply not doing so.

They look at the United States as weak and forgiving and feel no obligation to honor their agreements with us. In NATO, for instance, only 4 of 28 other member countries besides America, are spending the minimum required 2 percent of GDP on defense. We have spent trillions of dollars over time on planes, missiles, ships, equipment, building up our military to provide a strong defense for Europe and Asia.

The countries we are defending must pay for the cost of this defense, and if not, the U.S. must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves. We have no choice.

(APPLAUSE)

The whole world will be safer if our allies do their part to support our common defense and security. A Trump administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and funded, and funded beautifully.

Thirdly, our friends are beginning to think they can’t depend on us. We’ve had a president who dislikes our friends and bows to our enemies, something that we’ve never seen before in the history of our country. He negotiated a disastrous deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms even before the ink was dry. Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon, cannot be allowed. Remember that, cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

(APPLAUSE)

And under a Trump administration, will never, ever be allowed to have that nuclear weapon.

(APPLAUSE)

All of this without even mentioning the humiliation of the United States with Iran’s treatment of our ten captured sailors — so vividly I remember that day. In negotiation, you must be willing to walk. The Iran deal, like so many of our worst agreements, is the result of not being willing to leave the table.

When the other side knows you’re not going to walk, it becomes absolutely impossible to win — you just can’t win. At the same time, your friends need to know that you will stick by the agreements that you have with them. You’ve made that agreement, you have to stand by it and the world will be a better place. President Obama gutted our missile defense program and then abandoned our missile defense plans with Poland and the Czech Republic. He supported the ouster of a friendly regime in Egypt that had a longstanding peace treaty with Israel, and then helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in its place.

Israel, our great friend and the one true democracy in the Middle East has been snubbed and criticized by an administration that lacks moral clarity. Just a few days ago, Vice President Biden again criticized Israel, a force for justice and peace, for acting as an impatient peace area in the region.

President Obama has not been a friend to Israel. He has treated Iran with tender love and care and made it a great power. Iran has, indeed, become a great, great power in just a very short period of time, because of what we’ve done. All of the expense and all at the expense of Israel, our allies in the region and very importantly, the United States itself.

We’ve picked fights with our oldest friends, and now they’re starting to look elsewhere for help. Remember that. Not good.

Fourth, our rivals no longer respect us. In fact, they’re just as confused as our allies, but in an even bigger problem is they don’t take us seriously anymore. The truth is they don’t respect us. When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, no leader was there, nobody, to greet him.

Perhaps an incident without precedent in the long and prestigious history of Air Force One. Then amazingly, the same thing happened in Saudi Arabia. It’s called no respect. Absolutely no respect.

Do you remember when the president made a long and expensive trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to get the Olympics for our country, and after this unprecedented effort, it was announced that the United States came in fourth — fourth place? The president of the United States making this trip — unprecedented — comes in fourth place. He should have known the result before making such an embarrassing commitment. We were laughed at all over the world, as we have been many, many times.

The list of humiliations go on and on and on. President Obama watches helplessly as North Korea increases its aggression and expands further and further with its nuclear reach. Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American jobs and wealth, refusing to enforce trade deals and apply leverage on China necessary to rein in North Korea. We have the leverage. We have the power over China, economic power, and people don’t understand it. And with that economic power, we can rein in and we can get them to do what they have to do with North Korea, which is totally out of control.

He has even allowed China to steal government secrets with cyber attacks and engaged in industrial espionage against the United States and its companies. We’ve let our rivals and challengers think they can get away with anything, and they do. They do at will. It always happens. If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.

Finally, America no longer has a clear understanding of our foreign policy goals. Since the end of the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Union, we’ve lacked a coherent foreign policy. One day, we’re bombing Libya and getting rid of a dictator to foster democracy for civilians. The next day, we’re watching the same civilians suffer while that country falls and absolutely falls apart. Lives lost, massive moneys lost. The world is a different place.

We’re a humanitarian nation, but the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray, a mess. We’ve made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before. We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.

(APPLAUSE)

We have done nothing to help the Christians, nothing, and we should always be ashamed for that, for that lack of action. Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS, and we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy, and unless you name the enemy, you will never ever solve the problem.

(APPLAUSE)

Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words radical Islam, even as she pushes for a massive increase in refugees coming into our country. After Secretary Clinton’s failed intervention in Libya, Islamic terrorists in Benghazi took down our consulate and killed our ambassador and three brave Americans. Then, instead of taking charge that night, Hillary Clinton decided to go home and sleep. Incredible.

Clinton blames it all on a video, an excuse that was a total lie, proven to be absolutely a total lie. Our ambassador was murdered and our secretary of state misled the nation. And, by the way, she was not awake to take that call at 3 o’clock in the morning. And now ISIS is making millions and millions of dollars a week selling Libya oil. And you know what? We don’t blockade, we don’t bomb, we don’t do anything about it. It’s almost as if our country doesn’t even know what’s happening, which could be a fact and could be true. This will all change when I become president.

To our friends and allies, I say America is going to be strong again. America is going to be reliable again. It’s going to be a great and reliable ally again. It’s going to be a friend again. We’re going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon American interests and the shared interests of our allies.

(APPLAUSE)

We’re getting out of the nation-building business and instead focusing on creating stability in the world. Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge. We need a new rational American foreign policy, informed by the best minds and supported by both parties, and it will be by both parties — Democrats, Republicans, independents, everybody, as well as by our close allies.

This is how we won the Cold War and it’s how we will win our new future struggles, which may be many, which may be complex, but we will win if I become president.

(APPLAUSE)

First, we need a long-term plan to halt the spread and reach of radical Islam. Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States and indeed the world. Events may require the use of military force, but it’s also a philosophical struggle, like our long struggle in the Cold War.

In this, we’re going to be working very closely with our allies in the Muslim world, all of which are at risk from radical Islamic violence, attacks and everything else. It is a dangerous world, more dangerous now than it has ever been.

We should work — thank you.

(APPLAUSE)

We should work together with any nation in the region that is threatened by the rise of radical Islam. But this has to be a two-way street. They must also be good to us. Remember that. They have to be good to us, no longer one way. It’s now two-way. And remember, us and all we’re doing, they have to appreciate what we’ve done to them. We’re going to help, but they have to appreciate what we’ve done for them. The struggle against radical Islam also takes place in our homeland. There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens and dozens more. We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies. We have no idea where these people are coming from. There’s no documentation. There’s no paperwork. There’s nothing. We have to be smart. We have to be vigilant.

A pause for reassessment will help us to prevent the next San Bernardino or frankly, much worse. All you have to do is look at the World Trade Center and September 11th, one of the great catastrophes, in my opinion, the single greatest military catastrophe in the history of our country; worse than Pearl Harbor because you take a look at what’s happened, and citizens were attacked, as opposed to the military being attacked — one of the true great catastrophes.

And then there’s ISIS. I have a simple message for them. Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must...

(APPLAUSE)

... we must as a nation be more unpredictable. We are totally predictable. We tell everything. We’re sending troops. We tell them. We’re sending something else. We have a news conference. We have to be unpredictable. And we have to be unpredictable starting now.

But they’re going to be gone. ISIS will be gone if I’m elected president. And they’ll be gone quickly. They will be gone very, very quickly.

(APPLAUSE)

Secondly, we have to rebuild our military and our economy. The Russians and Chinese have rapidly expanded their military capability, but look at what’s happened to us. Our nuclear weapons arsenal, our ultimate deterrent, has been allowed to atrophy and is desperately in need of modernization and renewal. And it has to happen immediately. Our active duty armed forces have shrunk from 2 million in 1991 to about 1.3 million today. The Navy has shrunk from over 500 ships to 272 ships during this same period of time. The Air Force is about one-third smaller than 1991. Pilots flying B-52s in combat missions today. These planes are older than virtually everybody in this room.

And what are we doing about this? President Obama has proposed a 2017 defense budget that in real dollars, cuts nearly 25 percent from what we were spending in 2011. Our military is depleted and we’re asking our generals and military leaders to worry about global warming.

We will spend what we need to rebuild our military. It is the cheapest, single investment we can make. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned, and I mean unquestioned, by anybody and everybody.

But we will look for savings and spend our money wisely. In this time of mounting debt, right now
we have so much debt that nobody even knows how to address the problem. But I do. No one dollar can be wasted. Not one single dollar can we waste. We’re also going to have to change our trade, immigration and economic policies to make our economy strong again. And to put Americans first again.

This will ensure that our own workers, right here in America, get the jobs and higher pay that will grow our tax revenues, increase our economic might as a nation, make us strong financially again. So, so important. We need to think smart about areas where our technological superiority, and nobody comes close, gives us an edge.

This includes 3D printing, artificial intelligence and cyber warfare. A great country also takes care of its warriors. Our commitment to them is absolute, and I mean absolute. A Trump administration will give our servicemen and women the best equipment and support in the world when they serve and where they serve. And the best care in the world when they return as veterans and they come back home to civilian life. Our veterans...

(APPLAUSE)

Our veterans have not been treated fairly or justly. These are our great people and we must treat them fairly. We must even treat them really, really well and that will happen under the Trump administration.

(APPLAUSE)

Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests. Businesses do not succeed when they lose sight of their core interests and neither do countries. Look at what happened in the 1990s. Our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania — and this was a horrible time for us — were attacked. and 17 brave sailors were killed on the U.S.S. Cole.

And what did we do? It seemed we put more effort into adding China into the World Trade organization, which has been a total disaster for the United States. Frankly, we spent more time on that than we did in stopping Al Qaeda. We even had an opportunity to take out Osama bin Laden and we didn’t do it

And then we got hit at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Again, the worst attack on our country in its history. Our foreign policy goals must be based on America’s core national security interests. And the following will be my priorities.

In the Middle East our goals must be, and I mean must be, to defeat terrorists and promote regional stability, not radical change. We need to be clearsighted about the groups that will never be anything other than enemies. And believe me, we have groups that no matter what you do, they will be the enemy.: We have to be smart enough to recognize who those groups are, who those people are, and not help them. And we must only be generous to those that prove they are indeed our friends.

(APPLAUSE)

We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes, but we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests.

Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism. I believe an easing of tensions, and improved relations with Russia from a position of strength only is possible, absolutely possible. Common sense says this cycle, this horrible cycle of hostility must end and ideally will end soon. Good for both countries.

Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a deal under my administration, a deal that’s great — not good, great — for America, but also good for Russia, then we will quickly walk from the table. It’s as simple as that. We’re going to find out.

Fixing our relations with China is another important step — and really toward creating an even more prosperous period of time. China respects strength and by letting them take advantage of us economically, which they are doing like never before, we have lost all of their respect.

We have a massive trade deficit with China, a deficit that we have to find a way quickly, and I mean quickly, to balance. A strong and smart America is an America that will find a better friend in China, better than we have right now. Look at what China is doing in the South China Sea. They’re not supposed to be doing it.

No respect for this country or this president. We can both benefit or we can both go our separate ways. If need be, that’s what’s going to have to happen.

After I’m elected president, I will also call for a summit with our NATO allies and a separate summit with our Asian allies. In these summits, we will not only discuss a rebalancing of financial commitments, but take a fresh look at how we can adopt new strategies for tackling our common challenges. For instance, we will discuss how we can upgrade NATO’s outdated mission and structure, grown out of the Cold War to confront our shared challenges, including migration and Islamic terrorism.

(APPLAUSE)

I will not hesitate to deploy military force when there is no alternative. But if America fights, it must only fight to win.

(APPLAUSE)

I will never sent our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V.

(APPLAUSE)

Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction. The best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy. With President Obama and Secretary Clinton we’ve had the exact opposite — a reckless, rudderless and aimless foreign policy, one that has blazed the path of destruction in its wake.

After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worst shape in the Middle East than ever, ever before. I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama/Clinton. It has been a complete and total disaster.

I will also be prepared to deploy America’s economic resources. Financial leverage and sanctions can be very, very persuasive, but we need to use them selectively and with total determination. Our power will be used if others do not play by the rules. In other words, if they do not treat us fairly. Our friends and enemies must know that if I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce that line in the sand. Believe me.

(APPLAUSE)

However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are really truly signs of strength. Although not in government service, I was totally against the war in Iraq, very proudly, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East. Sadly, I was correct, and the biggest beneficiary has been Iran, who is systematically taking over Iraq and gaining access to their very rich oil reserves, something it has wanted to do for decades.

And now, to top it off, we have ISIS. My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect résumés but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.

(APPLAUSE)

We have to look to new people because many of the old people frankly don’t know what they’re doing, even though they may look awfully good writing in The New York Times or being watched on television.

Finally, I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and institutions. Instead of trying to spread universal values that not everybody shares or wants, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world than military interventions.

(APPLAUSE)

These are my goals as president. I will seek a foreign policy that all Americans, whatever their party, can support, so important, and which our friends and allies will respect and totally welcome. The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies, that we are always happy when old enemies become friends and when old friends become allies, that’s what we want. We want them to be our allies.

We want the world to be — we want to bring peace to the world. Too much destruction out there, too many destructive weapons. The power of weaponry is the single biggest problem that we have today in the world.

To achieve these goals, Americans must have confidence in their country and its leadership. Again, many Americans must wonder why we our politicians seem more interested in defending the borders of foreign countries than in defending their own. Americans.

(APPLAUSE)

Americans must know that we’re putting the American people first again on trade.

(APPLAUSE)

So true. On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy. The jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.

(APPLAUSE)

No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and our enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must start doing the same. We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down and will never enter.

(APPLAUSE)

And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.

(APPLAUSE)

NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the United States and has emptied our states — literally emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. And I’ve just gotten to see it. I’ve toured Pennsylvania. I’ve toured New York. I’ve toured so many of the states. They have been cleaned out. Their manufacturing is gone.

Never again, only the reverse — and I have to say this strongly — never again; only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. There will be consequences for the companies that leave the United States only to exploit it later. They fire the people. They take advantage of the United States. There will be consequences for those companies. Never again.

Under a Trump administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of a foreign country.

(APPLAUSE)

I will view as president the world through the clear lens of American interests. I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are.

The world is most peaceful and most prosperous when America is strongest. America will continue and continue forever to play the role of peacemaker. We will always help save lives and indeed humanity itself, but to play the role, we must make America strong again.

(APPLAUSE)

And always — always, always, we must make, and we have to look at it from every angle, and we have no choice, we must make America respected again. We must make America truly wealthy again. And we must — we have to and we will make America great again. And if we do that — and if we do that, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous the world has ever, ever known. Thank you very much, everybody. I appreciate it. Thank you.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you very much.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you.

END" SOURCE

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A Note From The Gull

Russian response to Donald Trump's speech:
Donald Trump's foreign policy speech earns praise in Russia.
By Fred Pleitgen | CNN | Updated 2:59 PM ET, Thu April 28, 2016.
"Moscow (CNN)After Donald Trump gave a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, some of the most glowing reviews that he received were from a place that doesn't often see eye-to-eye with American politicians.

Trump's speech was more than well-received in Russia. In Moscow's Red Square, passersby speaking to CNN praised the New York tycoon. And Russian politicians from President Vladimir Putin on down have been quoted saying favorable things about the GOP presidential front-runner.

Putin recently called Trump "a brighter person, talented without a doubt." Trump returned the compliment saying: "I like him because he called me a genius. He said Trump is the real leader."

And in his address in Washington Wednesday, the billionaire businessman expressed hope about the potential for improvement in American-Russian relations.

"I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia, from a position of strength only, is possible," Trump said, though he added that the United States should be willing to walk away from the negotiating table if Russia is too demanding.

The message is one that is warmly received on the streets of Moscow.

"The key thing about him is his willingness for a breakthrough in relations with Russia, maybe they won't get closer but at least there will be a dialogue," said one man said feet away from the Kremlin.

Another added, "First of all, Trump is a positive guy and he spoke about Putin in a good way. He wants positive changes in America."

Many believe that Trump and Putin would get along well on a personal level and that alone could help ease tensions between the U.S. and Russia, which have been building up over the past years.

Fyodor Lukyanov, the head of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, said he believes Vladimir Putin would like Trump's style.

"He likes people who are frank, open and who disregard political correctness. And that is exactly the case with Mr. Trump," Lukyanov told CNN.

But of course a bromance between political leaders is not enough to improve bilateral relations.

The U.S and Russia have had massive disagreements over Ukraine in particular, where America accuses Russia of funding, equipping and providing combat support to separatist rebels and demands the return of Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014.

Russia, for its part, wants sanctions levied against it by the international community because of its meddling in Ukraine's affairs to be canceled.

When Trump spoke about improving relations with Russia he didn't mention Ukraine or Crimea. Top-level Russian politicians have called Trump the most "pragmatic" of the candidates for the White House.

"He expresses readiness to come to terms with the Russian President instead of making conflicts with us, the way today's administration is doing," Alexey Pushkov, head of the foreign relations committee of Russian parliament said, according to the Tass news agency.

So would a Trump presidency really mean better relations between the U.S. and Russia?

Lukyanov doubts it.

"Whoever will be president, the expertise will be made by the same people. And the conclusion is pretty gloomy," he said. "There's no way to find people inside America's intellectual community who are ready to take on a more say sympathetic position towards Russia." SOURCE

"My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be
That will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make. America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration." --Donald Trump

I am reminded of Kitchener's calypso, "Your own comes first."

"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

Represent (Remix) [Song]


Uploaded by machelmontaomusic

REPRESENT (REMIX)
Performed by Machel Montano and Freetown

Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem!
Let me see your hand dem, hand dem, hand dem. Wey!
Let me see your hand dem!

I have love for the whole wide world with you at the center
You are the master key,
If love is by my side, then who can deny me?
I keep climbing higher, higher.

We going down the road, hands in the air
People everywhere, love and unity is here
It's that time of year where we don't care
It don't matter where you're from
Put your flag in the air and represent, represent
Just one love, just one love
Just one love, just one love
And represent, represent
Just one love, just one love
Just one love, just one love.

My people, do you listen? Tell me, do you hear?
What is your position for the people? Do you care? Yeah.
When you tell me that you represent
I really want to see some evidence
In Freetown this is evident
So bring it from your soul.

Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem
Let me see your hand dem. Wey!
Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem
Let me see your hand dem. Wey!

'Cause this is Carnival where we come alive
Oh no, we never fight, we gonna dance all night
So just wave your flag, make it touch the sky
We nah go stop tonight so let me see your hands.

Let me see your hand dem, hand dem, hand dem. Wey!
Let me see your hand dem!

I have love for the whole wide world with you at the center
You are the master key
If love is by my side, then who can deny me?
I keep climbing higher, higher.

So represent, represent
Just one love, just one love
Just one love, just one love
And represent, represent
Just one love, just one love
Just one love, just one love.

Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem
Let me see your hand dem. Wey!
Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem
Let me see your hand dem, Wey!

We coming on a mission and we don't really care
One live in distribution and we have some more to spare. Yeah
And we live like this here every day
We do it in love and we don't delay
Love like this we must relay
It fill your heart and soul.

Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem
Let me see your hand dem. Wey!
Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, one love is the anthem
Let me see your hand dem, Wey!

'Cause this is Carnival where we come alive
Oh no we never fight, we gonna dance all night
So just wave your flag, make it touch the sky
We nah go stop tonight so let me see your hands...

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, Machel Montano and Freetown. I usually bypass Carnival music but I found that this remix is special because of the message coming out of the collaboration between Freetown and Machel Montano.  In their performances, Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons of Freetown Collective, always appear as rainy season after drought. And they are not the only ones in the homeland who are living proof of the bounty and resilience of Creation. Regeneration emerges from the heart of dead wood and rubble and more are coming to prove that we will survive ourselves. I have hope.

"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

Bees Melody [Song]


Uploaded by edward spencer

BEES MELODY
By Lord Kitchener

Climbing up a mountain, high above the sea
I find myself approaching a hive of killer bee
Climbing up a mountain, high above the sea
I find myself disturbing a hive of killer bee
They bite me on mih chin, bite me on mih hand
The noise that they making, it sound like steelband
Because of mih love for music, I refused to run
But the bees were not sympathetic, they sting me for fun.

[Vvung vvung, killer bee bite me!
Dem killer bee sting me! Dem killer bee dread!]
[Vvung vvung] oh gorm [killer bee jook me!] [oh-oh]
[Dem killer bee jook me] ah-ah [all over mih head!]
Well, ah feeling the pain but ah getting a vibe in mih brain
Mammayo, ah start to dance, ah start to prance,
Because the buzzing of the bee form this beautiful melody -
[Oooh oooh oooh oooh...]
[Vvuh-vvung vvuh-vvung.....]
You see [the bees' melody!]

Stand up in the bushes, leaning on a tree,
Watching all the bruises the bees put on me,
I say "This is tragic! Is it wrong or right,
For the sake of music, to take all this bite?"
Well, this was my problem, should I stay or go?
Something tell me, leave them, Something tell me, no
Well, I finally decided I'm going to remain
The bees must be say I stupid, they lash me again.

[Vvung vvung, killer bee bite me!]
[Dem killer bee sting me! Dem killer bee dread!]
[Vvung vvung] oh gorm [killer bee jook me!] no more
[Dem killer bee jook me] too hard [all over mih head!]
Well, ah feeling the pain but ah getting a vibe in mih brain
Mammayo, ah start to dance, ah start to prance,
Because the buzzing of the bee form this beautiful melody -
[Oooh oooh oooh oooh...]
[Vvuh-vvung vvuh-vvung.....]
Surely [the bees' melody!]

I decide I leaving, things getting too tough.
The way mih luck is going, I think I had enough
As I getting ready to clear out the place,
Up came the queen bee, buzzing round mih face.
She start vuhvuhneering, music in she wing.
Suddenly she flew in and give me a sting.
Before I could bawl out, "Oh gorm, like is dead ah dead!"
The whole of the bee hive just swarm and ravage mih head.

[Vvung vvung, killer bee bite me!]
Dem killer bee sting me! Dem killer bee dread!]
[Vvung vvung] ah-ah [killer bee jook me!] too much
[Dem killer bee jook me] oh gorm [all over mih head!]
Well, ah feeling the pain but ah getting a vibe in mih brain
Mammayo, ah start to dance, ah start to prance,
Because the buzzing of the bee form this beautiful melody -
[Oooh oooh oooh oooh....]
[Vvuh-vvung vvuh-vvung.....]
Surely [the bees' melody!]

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! ..............................................................................................................................


Note From The Gull

Thank you, Lord Kitchener.  Pure genius.

"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

Proverbs [Song]


Uploaded by IsDePanInMe

PROVERBS
By Mighty Bomber

Mih great-great-grandmother, Mistress Rubble
Teach me proverbs and put me in trouble [I wouldn't lie]
Mih great-great-grandmother, Madam Rubble
Teach me proverbs and get me in trouble
She say, "How you make your bed, so you lie."
And "You never miss the water 'til well run dry."
The proverb that really trap me, my friend
Is when she told me that, "The longest rope have an end."

So the next day, I went by mih partner, Pope
I look on the ground, see a piece of rope
I pull the rope 'til mih hand get corn
Well, I never see rope long so since I born
But coming to the end when I raise mih head
I had to take off and bawl out, "Oh gorm, I dead!"
The proverb she taught me was so awful
Because the next end of the rope was a big pitbull.

Oh mih lord-o! I wanna fall! Sing it out, girls!

Mih great-great-grandmother does call me stupid
Dotish, ignorant and too insipid
She say none of she other great-great-grandchildren
Never give she horrors, heartache and problem
She say, "More you live is the more you learn."
And, "If you play with fire, you will get burn."
Mih great-great-grandmother then said to me
Bomber, darling, "The best things in life are free."

So I hire a truck and went down by Courts
Looking for the best things of every sort
I pick up a computer, well, how you mean?
Radio, video, stereo, TV, washing machine
And when the store manager confronted me
I say, "Partners, the best things in life are free."
But they call the police and lock up mih tail
And they give me some free years in the Royal Jail.

Oh mih lord-o! I wanna fall! Sing it out, girls!

Mih great-great-grandmother, she so demanding
She have wisdom, knowledge and understanding
But all of dem proverbs wey she does teach me
Is just like adding fire to fury
She told me to practice the things she preach
And never hang mih hat wey granny can't reach
Mih great-great-grandmother told me, have faith
Because "Good things does come to those who wait."

So I make a date with a  nice woman
For half past eight, to meet me by Strand
I wait, I wait, then I start to grind
Because half past eight reach to half past nine
When she and she sweet man walk up to me
She say, "Bomber,  my dear, I am so sorry."
She man pull out a bullpistle, tell me, "Run fast!"
After waiting so long, I get a good cut arse.

Oh mih lord-o! I wanna fall! Sing it out, girls!

Mih great-great-grandmother so miserable
She always have a disadvantage on people
She say everybody does treat she funny
And all they want to get from she is she money
She say, "Before you walk, you have to creep."
And always remember "Goat doh make sheep."
And poor people in this world today to survive
You have to "Play dead to catch corbeau alive."

So the next day, I went down on the La Basse
Playing dead to catch corbeaux when they pass
They say, "What you sow, is that you does reap."
I play dead too long so I fall asleep
Is then I feel a burning below mih waist
With six corbeaux staring me in mih face
They search mih pocket, take out everything
And they playing tug-o-war with my ding-a-ling.

Encore #1
Mih great-great-grandmother is a psychic
She does do clairvoyance and black magic
She have a chronic dose of schizophobia
She told me that the road to success is obeah
She say, "All wey jump in the sea is shark."
And "A chop in water never leave mark."
Mih great-great-grandmother told me that night
"All wey happen in the darkness must come to light."

So the next night, I check on mih wife, Susan
She was in the dark with another man
I say, if all my gangan told me is right
I bound to see wey going on in dey tonight
So I put on every light inside of the house
To see what was going on with my spouse
The both of them steups, take off the light and gone
So up to now I ent see if I getting horn.

Encore #2
Mih great-great-grandmother, she does tell me
Not to sing no encore for anybody
But if I have to sing encore for mih audience
Just make sure that it enhance my performance
She say more you sing, the more they go call
And "The higher you climb, is harder you fall."
So "Who have cocoa in sun, could look out for rain."
But if you call me, I ent coming back again.

Encore #3
Mih great-great-grandmother is a lady
She does always say, "No ifs, no buts, no maybe."
But to tell you the truth, I am so glad to know
That you appreciate the Bomber calypso
So let us give the band a round of applause
And to come back back again is left to yours
When I tell you the truth, you go say is shame
If you call me, I NOT coming back again!

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, Mighty Bomber. Visitors who enjoyed this song may also check the song, "Parables" by the Mighty Sparrow.

"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

Mamaguy [Song]


Uploaded by edward spencer

MAMAGUY
By Mighty Bomber

Big fat Cristabelle up at Morvant
Head to toe, she big all over
Big fat Cristabelle up at Morvant
From head to toe, she big all over
Yes, from the time I spot she, I haunted
I make a rush and we got acquainted
Fix up a date to meet at eight thirty
The big and obzocky girl mamaguy me.

"Touch me light, don't make me cry."
How you call that? Mamaguy!
"Tickle me again, I mean I feeling shy."
Yes, how you call that? Mamaguy!
Oh, I didn't know I was begging for trouble
To she, I was just a  neat little parcel
But in the end, I had to surrender
She like a whale and I was Jonah.

After we linger for a moment
I get vex so I playing ignorant,
"Tell me Cristabelle, the recipe
Wey you eat to develop your body?"
So, she decide to tell me in secret
O lord, I faint when I get it
You know mih pardner --------- wey does feed she
Popsicle pies and giant salami.

"Touch me light, don't make me cry."
How you call that? Mamaguy!
"Tickle me again, I mean I feeling shy."
Yes, how you call that? Mamaguy!
Oh, I didn't know I was begging for trouble
To she, I was just a  neat little parcel
But in the end, I had to surrender
She like a whale and I like Jonah.

That girl, Cristabelle, if you see she
With she mouth as big as a chimney
And she so boldface as to tell me,
"Touch me light, your hand really heavy."
Yes, all this time I grinding like camel
My blood run cold but I making the move still
If I talk the truth, you go doubt it
The Bomber land in a serious wind pocket.

"Touch me light, don't make me cry."
How you call that? Mamaguy!
"Tickle me again, I mean I feeling shy."
Yes, how you call that? Mamaguy!
Oh, I didn't know I was begging for trouble
To she, I was just a  neat little parcel
But in the end, I had to surrender
She like a whale and I like Jonah.

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, Mighty Bomber.

"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

A Vision of Human Appreciation [Song]


Uploaded by Clynton Mann

A VISION OF HUMAN APPRECIATION
By Mystic Prowler

Eleven years the Mystic study
What cause depression in humanity
Relax, friend, be patient with me
While we explore the problems in society
You see, every man was born with a soul
Body and soul separates with that bell toll
Meanwhile, there is a key in every human
How he can appreciate his fellow man.

Everything that you see was originally
Created by somebody
And everyone who create lack something
Whereby he wants to be appreciate
Not so much dollars and cent, just a little compliment
Would make the human so, so happy
Now when we don't appreciate one another, my friend
We breed an evil society.

If there is no appreciation
We will produce a mad, mad generation
----------------- born with a complex
Sometime you happy and sometimes we vex
A young man wanted to see love in every human
But love is a divine force he didn't understand
So one day he take off to the animal zoo
Just to prove animals have more love that me and you.

Now this man meditate until he was depreciate
All he can see, it's a world filled with hate
In his imagination, this was appreciation
Whereby he choose to feed lion
But in his mind he was unsound so the lion knock him down
So sad, no help was around
To have this human life saved
He never got the love he craved
That's the day the zoo became his grave.

Many think marriage is a game
Husband and wife living but with guilt and shame
Solomon say ravish your woman
Paul even wrote of the body of woman and man
Yet husbands refuse to love their wife
Night and day only bacchanal and strife
Some end in divorce, some in mental shock
When marriages like these ending on the rocks.

A woman, my brother, is very tender in nature
Most sweet and feminine
You see God create her as the female queen
She need plenty love and caressing
I read a case recently where a man give plenty to his wife materially
But failed to give attention, love and appreciation
Now she in the arms of another man.

------------  by society
They are arrested and charged, sometimes found guilty
But let us observe reality
Because of crime, men living in luxury
Police, magistrate, lawyers -----------
All because of Satan these man earning big salary
Now I'll show you why you cannot hate
Even the criminals ------ truly appreciate.

Now in religion, they preach as hard as they can
Against the Devil, Lucifer and Satan
But because of Lucifer, these same high time preacher
Own big house, land and motor car
But they smart - when they preach fear of the Devil,
They get your life miserable
You run to church, you still uncomfortable
For religion fail ---------------------
Up to now we don't know who create Satan.

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, Mystic Prowler.

"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

Man like to feel [Song]


Uploaded by edward spencer

MAN LIKE TO FEEL
By Mighty Sparrow

I am outlining a simple plan
How every woman could tie up dey man
I am outlining a simple plan
How every woman could tie up dey man
A man like to feel big although he small
A midget does want to feel ten feet tall
So you could keep him under your heel
Just let him feel how he want to feel.

A man like to feel he is a big wheel
Big in every way
And he like to feel that he girlfriend feel
He greater than Cassius Clay
But I feel that when bad feelings step in
Man does feel like Hell
A man doh mind he girl make him feel how he look
But doh make him feel how he smell.

Man like to feel that he superior
And feel woman should feel they are inferior
He feel he should talk things he ent know 'bout
And feel very hurt if you buss he mouth
So when he feel to lie and feel he fooling you,
Let him feel that you feel what he say is true
Always let him feel he is your ideal
And anything he feel, let the damn fool feel.

Ugly man does feel that he beautiful
When pretty girl is near
And always does feel other people feel
They will make such a lovely pair
He will never feel that the woman nice
And she should feel like a queen
Instead he feel he in Paradise
And feel she is a wabine.

He feel that he possess so much charm,
Women must feel to be in he arm
This time the woman feel he is a clown
But he feel to feel they running him down
On payday he feel like a millionaire
And feel he should be living in St. Clair
Or feel to sleep out, so he gone all about and spree
And feel the wife can't feel for no one but he.

Some of them old but they feel they young,
This I must reveal
Some of them weak but they feel they strong,
This is how they feel
But if they want to feel silly
Do not object, just play it cool
You know you dealing with a stupidee feeling
That is felt by a a foolish fool.

I wanna fall! Ha-ha hay!

If every woman could see with me
She man and she must live in harmony
He give you clothes, give you house and meal
So wey the hell you care how he feel?
If you feel your man must always be near
Let him have the feeling that you ent care
If he run around the girls and lose all he zeal
Tell him you have a sweet man and see how he feel.

A man like to feel woman is he slave
He feel he is boss
He ent know that he digging he own grave
Better change he course
This feeling man get for fooling woman
And does make him feel like a champ
He ent know that the woman get a nasty feeling 'bout he
And think he's a scamp!

How yuh feeling? Ha-ha!

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, Mighty Sparrow.  

"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

Dan is the Man [Song]


Uploaded by cool4rocknroll

DAN IS THE MAN
By the Mighty Sparrow

Captain! There's a traitor on board! Examine the horns!

According to the education you get when you small,
You will grow up with true ambition and respect from one and all.
But in my days in school, they teach me like a fool
The things they teach me, I should be a block-headed mule.

And wey dey teach yuh?

They tell mih, Pussy has finished his work long ago
And now he resting and ting
Solomon a Gundy was born on a Monday,
The ass in the lion skin
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod sail off in a wooden sloop
The 'gouti lose he tail and the alligator fighting
To make monkey-liver soup
And Dan is the man in the van.

Wipsee, Mama!

The poems and the lessons they write and send from England
Impress me they were trying to cultivate comedians
Comic books made more sense,
You know it is fictitious without pretense.
Cutteridge wanted to keep us in ignorance.

Tell me if this ent chupidness:
Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty-Dumpty did fall
Goosey, Goosey Gander, where shall I wander?
Ding, dong, dell, pussy in the well
R-I-K-K-I  T-I-K-K-I Ah T-Ah-V
Ah Rikki, Tikki, Tikki-Tikki, Tavi
Dan is the man in the van.

Wipsee Mama! Yep!

I say, Cutteridge was plenty times more advanced than them scientist,
I ent believe that no one man could write so much stupidness.
Aeroplanes didn't come so soon, scientists used to make the grade in balloon.
Cutteridge make a cow jump over the moon.

And then he tell them, Tom, Tom, the Piper's son, tief a pig and away he run
Once there was a woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do
Hickory, Dickory, Dock, the mouse ran up the clock
The lion and the mouse, a woman pushing a cow
To eat grass on top of a house
Mama, Dan, is the man in the van.

Ayeeee! Wipsee, Mama!

How I happen to get some education, my friends, me ent know
All they teach me is about Brer Rabbit and Rumpelstiltskin-o
They wanted to keep me down indeed, they try their best, but didn't succeed
You see, mih head was duncee and up to now I can't read.

Who cares about, Peter, Peter was a pumpkin eater
Some little, little people tie Gulliver
When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillow at my head
The goose lay the golden egg
The spider catch a fly
Morocoy with wings flapping in the sky
They beat me like a dog to learn that in school,
If mih head was bright, I woulda be a damn fool.
With Dan is the man in the van.

Can a pig dance a jig for a fig?
Twirly and Twisty were two screws.
Mister Mike goes to school on a bike.
Dan is the man in the van
Dan is the man in the van
Ey! Dan is the man in the van.

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, Mighty Sparrow.

"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

Mix-up Matrimony [Song]


Uploaded by calypzombie85

MIX-UP MATRIMONY
By Lord Beginner

With racial segregation, I can see universally, fading gradually
With racial segregation, I can see universally, fading gradually
Mix marriage is the fashion and the world is saying so
Lovers choosing partners of every kind they know
This is freedom from above, so what they thinking of
Is to grab the one that they love.

The organs are always playing and the parsons are saying,
"Incorporate and amalgamate."
Marriages are fixing and the races are mixing
"Incorporate and amalgamate."

Long ago it was so difficult to see two different race in matrimony
A Chinee man never used to change his life
Until he get a Chinee girl for his wife
Now, any colour is a colour, any race is a race
Life is short so they mean to embrace
This is real equality, human rights, as I see, with this mix-up matrimony.

The organs are always playing and the preachers are saying,
"Incorporate and amalgamate."
Be holding together before it's too late
"Incorporate and amalgamate."

Racial segregation gone to hell, the happenings nowadays can tell
Mix marriage seems to have a stronger tie than the pure one
For I don't know why
The races are blending harmoniously
White and coloured people are binding neutrally
It doesn't take no glass to see how it come to pass
Coloured Britons are rising fast.

The organs are always playing and the preachers are saying,
"Incorporate and amalgamate."
Though some are seeing well and others catching hell
"Incorporate and amalgamate."

------------------ of late, we appreciate the move that he made
--------------------- he always thinking of
He lost his throne for the girl he love
For he knew that a good wife today is hard to find
So he find one, so he had to treat her kind
So if you are in your prime, run to the preacher anytime
For who you love, it is not a crime.

The organs are always playing and the preachers are saying,
"Incorporate and amalgamate."
Marriages are fixing and the races are mixing
"Incorporate and amalgamate."

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, Lord Beginner.

"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

Nobody wants to grow Old [Song]


Uploaded by finetunes Jazz

NOBODY WANTS TO GROW OLD
By Lord Beginner

Like the ladies universally made a vow
Making up and painting up is all the fashion now
Like the ladies universally made a vow
Making up and painting up is all the fashion now
They are dying their hair and bleaching their face
They are building hips and reducing waist
It is difficult to say as you go along your way
To tell the old from the young today

Nobody want to get old at all
The old age pension may be too small
Nobody want to get old at all.

A woman is so beautiful with plenty hair
But now they shaving it and cutting it here and there
They don't like their eyelashes for they cuts them small
They are painting up their fingers and their toes and all
They have the different colour wigs to suit each head
And they takes them off at night when they going to bed
Some will say is curious, the faces now are dangerous
The complexions are numerous.

Nobody want to get old at all
I see them all 'round the dancing hall
Nobody want to get old at all.

It is true this modern makeup, you can plainly see
That old women got this comeback opportunity
They are hiding up their wrinkles and their grey hair too
They are polishing their eyebrows and they're looking new
The young and old are painting up, goodness knows
And you can hardly tell the difference when you see them pose
This modern age is full of strife with this kind of makeup life
It is hell now to find a wife.

Nobody want to get old at all
Seems like Peter will pay for Paul
Nobody want to get old at all.

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, Lord Beginner.  

"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