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sung by Mark Roberts
composed by Mark Roberts

arranged by Ken “Booker” Hutchinson



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Ralph boy, yuh gone
Yuh gone, yuh gone
Ralph boy

Verse 1

Ralph now yuh gone
To perform in the beyond
Please tell Bradley
We missing him so sadly
And tell Charlo
Well everyone wants to know
What’s happening
With him and Gunga din

Chorus 1

But are you - coming again
Coming with some sweet rhythms
Are you - coming again
With ah special conga drum
Are you coming again
With rhythms so heavenly
Are you - coming again
To bring some equality, yeah yeah yeah

Verse 2

Some people feel
You left unexpectedly
And by Robbie
You would be missed so dearly
But in this play
Chapters move so rapidly
And with ah blink
Ah whole chapter you didn’t see

Chorus 2

But are you - coming again
To help Trini understand
Are you - coming again
The value of we steelpan
Are you - coming again
With your spirit bright and free
Are you - coming again
To enlighten all ah we, yeah yeah yeah


Ralph yuh left so suddenly
Man so unexpectedly
We know yuh had to go
But suddenly so
But yuh leave some memories
Pleasant pleasant memories
I still hearing your conga drum

Repeat Chorus 1

Verse 3

For this journey
Most of us are ill-prepared
So when it comes
To some it is really dread
But in this play
This chapter is critical
And when it comes
The episode is final

Chorus 3

But are you - coming again
To make mankind understand
Are you - coming again
There’s one with ah master plan
Are you - coming again
To show where there’s melody
Are you - coming again
There must be harmony, yeah yeah yeah

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“Oscar” Mark Roberts is from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad to be specific) W.I.  He has a love of music from childhood, with a preference for a mouth organ as a choice of Christmas gift every year even as other 12-year-olds wanted toy cars, trucks, etc.  Mark had the ability to play any Christmas Carol he heard on the radio on his mouth-organ.

In 1970 the legendary Desperadoes Steel Orchestra was the band Mark Roberts joined, located as it was within his community. Five years later, he and other Laventille youths formed the band Music Maker.  His affiliation with with Desperadoes afforded him the opportunity to tour internationally extensively.

Under the leadership of the late great Rudolph Charles and master arranger - the late “Sir” Clive Bradley, Mark Roberts says he was afforded informal but extremely valuable music education.  His musical journey continues - as, he says, music is a living thing. “Every day is one of learning.”

He started composing in 1991 with his first publication being in 2006 with Clive Gone in honor of Clive Bradley’s memory, and vocalized by Brache. Celebrating Crawl sung by Chucky and honoring the memory Desperadoes’ legendary bass player Frank “Crawl” Findley followed in 2008.  For 2010 he not only composed but also vocalized Pow Pow Doi Doi (Bad Boy); two years later in 2012 he followed up with Who Is Copeland. And for the Panorama 2013 season, Mark Roberts is at work again as both composer and vocalist on the track featured here, Ralph.

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