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‘Bless In The Yard’

sung by Gerelle Forbes
composed by Gerelle Forbes & Carlon Harewood

pan by Abadele “Dele” Allick

production & arrangement by Joshua Caines
narration by Conrad Parris

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“Bless In The Yard”
Gerelle Forbes
Provided with the expressed permission of the composer(s)

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LYRICS

Narration

Many years ago
The wise ones told stories of a legend
Whose handy work can destroy the happiness in any home.
A thief!  A gypsy!  A Sound!
A beauty so dangerously powerful
With a sin so sweet
Her victims succumb to her hypnotic Sway
For played by the Sounds - Of Steel

Verse 1

She came like a melody in the air
Doomsday  - They say
Her lips may be deadlier than her stare
Ma Bless is near
Moves of vigor and grace
Brim to cover her face
Whispers seduction to your soul with
Rumors spinning around
She following a sound

Now it is clear   (x3)

Chorus 1

Ma Bless is roaming in the yard
Ma Bless is looking for a Pan Man
And she want a tenor man
Players play, doh hold yuh hand

Additional Chorus

When the air goes still
She’s listening
So don’t stop play
She’ll take your life away

Verse 2

The yard was alive and bursting with song
Sweet pan brought a crowd
The Band jamming hard and energies high
She slipped inside
No one knowing her face
No one questioned her ways
Searching for someone to take home
So panist better beware
She want a player this year

Players beware  (x3)

Chorus 2

Ma Bless is roaming in the yard
Ma Bless is looking for a pan man
And she want a Cello man
Players play, doh hold yuh hand

Additional Chorus

_________________

Narration

And so the panic grew and the tensions build
the season was almost over
with just one more day to slip through her grip
the music now was stronger.
But the players remained uneasy
Their wives did not rest
Their wrists banned
And sticks smoked
Their fears resonated through the skirts of steel
And just as no one could predict the winner to reign
No one knew who she came to steal

Verse 3

They spoke of a lady stalking the night
Who gave much fright
With no one even knowing her name
She found her prey
He was blending away
Pans to play the next day
He hammered the notes that spoke her soul
So she crept up in the night
Luring him out of sight

Just as we feared (x3)

Chorus 3

Ma Bless is roaming in the yard
Ma Bless is looking for a pan man
And she want a guitar man
Players play don’t hold yuh hand

Additional Chorus

_________________

Narration

When the air goes still at night this season
Be sure to be in the arms of your beloved
For if the sin catches you where you’re not supposed to be
Ma Bless will lead you to your new destiny




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