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‘Finally’

sung by “Sugar Aloes”
composed by Michael Osouna

produced by Leston Paul

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“Finally”
“Sugar Aloes”
Provided with the expressed permission of the composer(s)

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LYRICS

Verse 1

Ah hear Voong- Voong
Is a bee whey bring de news for me.
Ah hear vooooom, vooooom, vooooom
Yes it fly een straight from U.T.T.
Saying Lord Kitchener
Celebrated Grand Master
Finally, post-humously, an Honourary Doctor.

Fans and pan lovers was in grief
But now dey breathe a sigh of relief
Dey say thanks for this Doctoral declaration
Although I feel it was delayed
For the music that he made
Dis Honour is post-paid.

Chorus 1

Yes, Trinbago say
Let his music play
For this Panorama
Every panyard must vibrate with celebration
Just intone and groan on a sweet tenor
Wid a rum-pum-pum-pum
Let de bass pan roll

Let’s do this one specially for Doctor Kitchie
It’s appropriate we mark this occasion with pan
And calypso
Dat is why ah leggo
This vibration
To honour this Great Music Man

Verse 2

Born April 18 In Arima 1922
Son of a Blacksmith
Who told him, “This guitar is for you”
Water scheme labourers
He entertained on his guitar
After winning five Calypso Crowns in Arima.

In ’43 to Roving Brigade
Then to Victory Tent he sashayed
‘47 was Jamaica, then off to London
With Lord Woodbine and Beginner
Operating from Manchester
He was a BBC regular

Chorus 2

Yes, Trinbago say
Let his music play
For this Panorama
Every panyard must vibrate with celebration
Just intone and groan on a sweet tenor
Wid a rum-pum-pum-pum
Let de bass pan roll

We do this one specially for Doctor Kitchie
There’s no other way to mark de spot but with pan
And calypso
Dat is why ah leggo
This vibration
To honour this Great Music Man

Verse 3

From his song ‘Green Fig’
To his signature ‘Bee’s Melody’
‘Doctor Keeetch’
He sang, ‘London is the place for me’
‘Pan in ‘A’ Minor,’ Plus ‘Rainorama’
‘Sugar Bum Bum,’ ‘Miss Tourist,’ ‘Olga’ and ‘Nora’

‘Tie-tongue Mopsy’ and ‘Twelve-bar Joan’
His ‘Tribute to Spree’ stands alone
‘Flag Woman,’ ‘Smart Bajan’ and ‘Trinidad Time’
He sang, ‘Gimme De Ting’
‘The Road,’ ‘Black Pudding’
‘Pan in Harmony,’ he was king

Chorus 2
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Verse 4

Thanks to Errol Peru
His statue’s on Harvard’s Roundabout
At de Revue
Was Jazzy and Woodley help him out
To groom Denyse Plummer,
Black Stalin, All Rounder
Sugar Aloes, Devon Seale, Panther and Rudder.

Honoured as ‘Doctor of the Arts’
Alwyn Roberts lives in our hearts
17 years after his passing was ah bit late
But ah could just see Kitchie
Wid he ‘Landlady’
Making ‘Love in de Cemetery’

Chorus 3

Yes, Trinbago say
Let his music play
For this Panorama
Every panyard must vibrate with celebration
Just intone and groan on a sweet tenor
Wid a rum-pum-pum-pum
Let de bass pan roll

We do this one specially for Doctor Kitchie
It’s imperative we mark dis occasion with pan
And calypso
Dat is why ah leggo
This vibration
To honour this Great Music Man

Tag

(Now that Lord Kitchener
Is named an Arts Doctor
Although he’s gone over (yonder)
Let’s celebrate
De Pan fraternity
And the Calypso body
We mark de date
He graduate
The feeling’s great)  x2




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