National Unity [Song]

Uploaded by IsDePanInMe

By Mighty Chalkdust

After the election, I went to London
And if you hear how much questions I get from Trinidadians
Chalkie, your new government of the UNC
I hear that they invent national unity
If you see how them Londoners jumping and praising Panday
You mean nobody in the past couldn't do that? they say
I had to tell them wait is true Panday preach unity
But the idea, my friend, didn't originate with he, no siree
Kaiso Spektakular was preaching unity
When we brought in Rex West and Drupatee and Rikki
Kaisonian Nelson, he made the same plea
When he sang "All ah we is one family"
When the Lord Shorty paid tribute to Indrani
And Sundar Popo was singing "Nana and Nani"
All these songs prove naturally, that years ago in T&T
Kaisonians preached national unity...yeah
You forget how much money Manning pay to --- Lenny Saith family
So Panday ent start national unity.

I told them Londoners that Mister Panday
Has my congratulations for the part he played
As a politician, he saw the need
For unity in the nation that he chose to lead
I told them Londoners, we want unity in the region
Not only in our land but throughout the Caribbean
That's why when they talk 'bout Bajan invasion, I does turn red
Them Bajans could only invade we when me an Cro Cro dead...nuff said
When we see black man spinning in the Oval
And white man Jeffrey Stollmeyer was batting...unity
When them cricketers took a pause for tea
Africans in the Oval eating roti and talkari
And look how we Trinis adopt the Chinese game "Whe-whe"
And Brian Kuei Tung hug up Manning and then kiss Panday
Kuei Tung actions show clearly that some politicians already
Practising this national unity...yeah
You forgot Eric Williams marry Mayleen Mook Sang, the Chinee
So Panday ent start national unity.

I told them Londoners that in my country
You'll find Chinee children calling Africans, Daddy
It have some Chinee men making roast bake better than me
It have African women who could teach Indian to make roti
I told them unity start with Butler and Cipriani
When Butler brought Stephen Maharaj and Rienzi in his party
And when the police were looking for Butler in 1940
Is a Chinee hide him in a Indian house in Caroni...unity!
When I see Keith Shepherd and Mister Rafique Shah
Editing the Mirror newspaper together
And when I see black Rastas living in Felicity
And planting their ochro, their baigan and bhagi
And when I see Indians living in Felicity
With dougla children eating roast bake and hanging Christmas tree
And Syrians and Chinese today eating callaloo on a Sunday
Then I know unity has come to stay...yeah
Lloyd best marry a white lady, turn round and marry a dulahin
That's what I call national unity...I lie?

I told them Londoners that in any country
It's the culture bearers who does bring unity
Men like Mighty Trini, the calypsonian
Even the young ----- and John Agitation
For when an African take part in East Indian culture
Or a Syrian or Chinee do the crossover
What they are doing, my friend, is pulling races together
Like a ----- Indian dancer or Miss Denyse Plummer... you see
When that man from the South brought Guinness Cavaliers in town
Indian like peas, join in the Panorama
And when Jit Samaroo pioneered his steelband
He proved that pan belongs to East Indian, just like Africans
But when Mister Panday ban Jones Madeira of the Guardian
Some say that was racism and discrimination
But we are so united that right now, man
Look Panday and Jones Madeira from the Guardian
Both of them clapping Chalkie in the Grand Stand...uhm
You forget is me, Chalkie, who sang "Ram Kirpalani"
So Panday ent start national unity...Is all ah we!

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 Chalkdust.

"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!