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‘J’Ouvert Jam’

sung by Roslyn Reid Hayes
composed by Roslyn Reid Hayes & Hermus Edghill Lively

   

 

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“J’Ouvert Jam”
Roslyn Reid Hayes

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LYRICS

Verse 1

Coming down jourvert morning
 drinks in we hand
you and me frienemy, all ah we
inside a band
together we party
 no stress and no worry
 is only love among we
 we chipping we chipping, we happy

 

Chorus

cause we throw we troubles and throw we problems on the shelf
and we come out to play and enjoy we self
music in we brain in sun and rain we chipping,chipping
liquor in we now we sipping, sipping, sipping
coming down jourvert morning in a band
bottle and spoon and  a rhythm section
and when the music start play, we jam and wining away
is rhythm and pan and rag and stag in we hand 

 

Verse 2

Bacchanal Monday morning
Mas in de place
Is La Diablesse, black devil, Dame Lorraine
shaking deh waist
two ‘moko jumbie’
and ah big truck behind we
we doh care bout nobody
we chipping we chipping we happy

 

Chorus

cause we masquerading we celebrating having fun
and we nah going home till morning come
man gyrating, woman wailing,  we fetting fetting
liquor in we now we sweating, sweating, sweating
coming down jourvert morning in ah band
bottle and spoon and a rhythm section
and when the music start play we chip and wining away
 is rhythm and pan and rag and stag in we hand

Verse 3

Bridge

Weh de local mas band........coming down the road
Louanne and Associates.......coming down the road
Mas Masters                       ........coming down the road
Generation Next,  Scandalous

Chorus

Man girating woman wailing , fetting, fetting
liquor in we now we sipping, sipping, sipping
coming down jourvert morning in a band
bottle and spoon and a rhythm section
when the music start play we chip and wining away
is rhythm and pan and rag and stag in we hand
 
Instrumental....

 


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Roslyn Reid Hayes
Roslyn Reid Hayes

Roslyn Reid Hayes and was born in Belle Garden, Tobago. She started singing Calypso in 1986 and wrote her first Calypso in 1991, becoming a finalist in the Tobago Calypso Monarch Competition, placing third. Hayes also sang chorus in Calypso Tents for approximately five years.

 

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In 1998 RosIyn quit singing Calypso and moved to Trinidad. She returned home after 14 years, won The Tobago Calypso Queen 2013 and placed 2nd in Trinidad & Tobago’s National Calypso Queen Competition with her own composition ‘With You I Belong.’

In 2014 Roslyn composed and recorded her first Calypso 'Mesmerized by Steel,’ telling of the day she fell in love with the National Instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. This Calypso made her the reigning Windward Calypso Monarch of Tobago 2014.

For 2015 one of her contributions is the track featured here, J’Ouvert Jam.

 
 

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