These are tracks 1 & 2 off the new concept album "Journey Around The Sun A Mayan Odyssey" The album takes you on a journey with music building up to the culmination of the Winter of 2012. For more details see journeyaroundthesun.com
EditThe General Da Jamaican Boy is Jeromy Watson from St Elizabeth Jamaica. Watson is a local artist who has been steadily gaining more attention since 2008. He speaks about his life experiences and his Journey to ontario Canada in 1998 at ..
Songs from the Sea (C) YEYC voyage 16/07: RED WATCH READY!!! (READY IN 5)
The First ‘Wakie Wakie’ To the Tune of …
“The holy Grail” by the hunters and collectors
(as remembered by Silver 11 days later)
I woke up this morning from the strangest dream.
I was on the greatest tall-ship that Australia had ever seen.
We were sailing along on the road to Hobart town.
Added verse after the event:
Well have you heard about the Sydney to Hobart?
An event in which many would die to be apart
The infamous waters where storms abound everyday
All those would be heroes just trying to make their way
To Hobart Town
We were full of ...
Mother Said I was born wicked-page 1: So much anguish and labour she said
my firstborn son almost left me dead,
oh what excruciating pains and sorrow
but I pushed you out like no tomorrow.
Yes, it was at dawn that I was born
delivered by the district nurse that morn,
as my mother laid on her back in the shack
screaming out from contraction attack.
Father, like typical men of old
were never present at births i'm told,
“ME JUST WANT TO HEAR DE BABY CRYING,
DEN ME KNOW DAT EVERYTING IS FINE”
while mum was inside at the point of breaking
dad just stood outside the shack waiting.
Wednesday the 26th of august 1953
mother said I was born wicked-page 39: BUT SATURDAY AT HOME WAS A CLEANING DAY
MOPPING FLOORS AND POLISHING FOR HOURS,
AND ON SUNDAY THE CYCLE STARTED AGAIN
WHEN WE WERE COLLECTED BY THE MAN,
COME RAIN OR SHINE, HE WAS ALWAYS ON TIME
IN HIS LAND-ROVER OR TRANSIT VAN,
THEY MOVED ME TO A SCHOOL CALLED TURNEY
BECAUSE I WAS CLASSED AS BACKWARD,
THE CHANGE THEY SAID WOULD DO ME GOOD
IF I EVER WANTED TO GO FORWARD,
IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS HARD FOR BLACK PEOPLE
WHO NEVER REALLY HAD THE CHOICE,
ABOUT WHICH SCHOOLS TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN
SO MOTHER LISTENED TO THE ENGLISH MANS VOICE,
THE SCHOOL THAT THEY SENT ME WAS FULL OF KIDS...