Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Trini Tuesday-Trini 2 De bone

There are 2 times of year when every expatriate Trini on the planet longs to be home...Christmas and Carnival. Carnival will be next week so I thought I'd share something from my favorite Trini musician, David Rudder. I can't imbed the video but please go here and check him out. And apologies in advance to TTfootball for invoking homesickness. Gyal, I feelin' fuh de sun too...


*image from www.islandevents.com

Soca: Trini To De Bone (2003)
Islands in the sun (2x)
Welcome, welcome one and all to de land of fete
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
When it come to bacchanal, well, they cyar beat we yet
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
Sweet women parade abundantly
De brethren dey full ah energy
Some people say God is ah Trini
Paradise and all convincing me God gave us a spirit fiery
Nothing in de world could bother we
Well look ah smart man gone wit' we money
We still come out and mash up de party

Chorus:
(Sweet sweet T&T) Oh how I love up dis country
(Sweet sweet T&T) No place in dis world I'd rather be
(Sweet sweet T&T) Oh how I love up meh country
(Sweet sweet T&T) All dis sugar cyar be good for me
(Oh oh) From Toco to Caroni
(Oh oh) Maravel to Sans Souci
(Oh oh) From Scarborough to Coco Reef
(Oh oh) Profiling on Frederick Street

Chorus

All these years I spent abroad in de cold longing to be home
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
God I pray that some sweet day I will no longer have to roam
Trini to de bone, trini to de bone
De problems we have are plain to see
We prove we could stand de scrutiny
All and all, a true democracy
How we vote, is not how we party
There's no place like home some people say
Though some have to leave to make their way
But in their hearts I know their destiny
To come home and big up de country

(Sweet sweet T&T) Lord how I love up dis country
(Sweet sweet T&T) No place in dis world I'd rather be
(Sweet sweet T&T) Lord how I love up meh country
(Sweet sweet T&T) All dis sugar cyar be good for me
(Oh oh) From Couva to Signal Hill
(Oh oh) Arima to Charlotteville
(Oh oh) Matelot down to Port Ah Spain
(Oh oh) We playin' mas sun or rain
(Sweet sweet T&T) Oh how I love up dis country
(Sweet sweet T&T) No place in dis world I'd rather be

[bridge]
(Rudder chants) Look ah Trini gyal dey, she breaking away
Tobago gyal, oh what a bacchanal
De men dem wild, de wickedest style
De gyal look back, dey on de attack
De style just change, man re-arrange
De fete gone clear, cause nothing can compare to a Trini rising
Oh no no, (Oh no) nothing can compare to a Trini rising
As crazy as we might seem to be
We still fight to be a family Indian,
African or a Chinee Syrian,
French-Creole and Portuguese

We blessed wit' a spirit fiery
Some people say God is a Trini
Sweet women parade abundantly
Now de problem is plain to see

Chorus
(Oh oh) West Mooring to Los Iros
(Oh oh) From Sando to Mayaro
(Oh oh) From Penal to Grand RiviƩre
(Oh oh) Sweetness in abundance everywhere

Chorus
No no no no Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Sweet T&T Performed by David Rudder & Carl Jacobs

15 comments:

Top cat said...

thank you lime, I enjoyed watching the video and reading the lyrics.
I love how the Trini's music is always so happy, it makes you want to dance.
In fact the cats and I were trying to do our best Trini dance while listening to the music.lol
tc

ttfootball said...

Lime I can't wait for your Carnival Tuesday post hehehe. U ever play mas?

Anyways, this is one of my favourite songs ever (its my screen name on msn) AND reminds me I have been meaning to burn a CD...i should do that tonight...

Have u ever visited here, http://saucytrini.blogspot.com? Its carnival central, THAT is homesickness!

G-Man said...

And your stuck in Pennsylvania....Well I guess you'll have to have your own parade, and music, and food, and fun...Gimme some dat!

Hypersonic said...

hehehehe...I`m in the land of carnival....hehehehe...I`m gonna be dancing my ass of this weekend...hehehehe...stick that in yur pipe and smoke it...hehehe

Jodes said...

ooh I like that, how fun....I just danced around my office.

DaMasta said...

Oo fun! What a great song to lift your spirits! Happy Trini Tuesday, Limerz!

lime said...

tc, i want to see some video of you and the cats dancing!

tt, no i was only on the island for one carnival and i was quite conspicuously pregnant, freinds advised avoiding the bacchanal given my 'delicate' condition so i watched it on tv. thanks for the site too!

g-man, yeah i have my own weird mix up of traditions for next week. i'll make fastnachts while i listen to calypso and steelpan music

hyper, yuh makin me real jealous!

jodes, rock it girl!

damasta, come on dance wit meh, gyul!

barefoot_mistress said...

Oh man...I know whatcha mean!

I can see ya dancin in ya kitchen gyal!

snavy said...

I love that!

Happy Trini Tuesday!

MyUtopia said...

Soca is one nice looking dude. Thanks for sharing your favorite music.

AndyT13 said...

Gyal, I feelin' fuh de sun too...
fuh sho.

RennyBA said...

You know I love carnival and samba and the costumes. So far I've only been on one in Sweden (you might remember my post from September the 5th last year), but I'm sure that is far from the worm and exotic atmosphere in Trini.

lime said...

bare & snavy...dancing wit meh?

myutopia, glad you enjoyed

andy, sail us down there?

renny, wait until next week then! i think you'll really like it ;)

Cosima said...

Love it, had me chair dancing :)! Lime what are fastnachts? Now you have me all curious.

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