Self Defense [Song]

Uploaded by kaiso22

By Blakie

I ent looking for trouble, partner
I ent looking for fame
I'm just a calypsonian, Blakie is my name
But a fella attack me the other day
Ask my partner Mears
And in the midst of the scuffle
The man get cut in he ears.

When the rumour reach Tunapuna
[They say Blakie kill a man]
All up the beach, Manzanilla
[They say Blakie kill a man]
Up come my friend, Edmund Darceuil
Telling them people how they lie
"All you have some sense
The man get cut in self defence."..true!

This rumour was the greatest, partner
This rumour was class
This is the fastest rumour in Trinidad ever pass
Even the Express newspapers
Them and all jump in the brew
And print on the blasted papers
I kill a fella too!

When the rumour reach Sangre Grande
[They say Blakie kill a man]
It spread in Guayaguayare
[They say Blakie kill a man]
Up come my partner Nicholas
And tell them he tackle Blakie first
"Come off a de shelf
Blakie had to defend heself!"

Vero spend plenty money just to spent to make overseas call
To tell she man in New York
And the next one in Montreal
Some deceitful people rejoicing and sending mail
Saying Blakie kill a man and they have him in Royal Jail.

When the rumour reach up in Toco
[They say Blakie kill a man]
It gone across to Tobago
[They say Blakie kill a man]
Up come the red man from ----
And telling them he was dey
"So don't talk nonsense
The man get cut in self defense!"

Ming and Dale hear the rumour
When they get a telephone call
---------partner, -----
Tell me women start to bawl
Michael and Selwyn Byer
Fly down from Miami in a haste
They hear that I kill a man
They bring lawyers to fight my case.

When the rumour reach in Icacos
[They say Blakie kill a man]
That was the talk at Point Lisas
[They say Blakie kill a man]
Up come my partner, Wesley Bass
And ------- and telling them they fast
Blakes didn't kill nobody at all!

[They say Blakie kill a man]
[They say Blakie kill a man]
[They say Blakie kill a man]
[They say Blakie kill a man]...

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, Blakie! Man, I cannot get enough of your laughter. It should have been bottled and widely distributed as overproof mischief. Crack it open on the coldest, saddest of days and it will warm up every corner of your soul and wrap your body in its smile. This is my 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!