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‘Spankin - A Tribute’

sung by Austin “Super Blue” Lyons
composed by Austin Lyons



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Verse 1

Well Mrs. Pan decide to divorce the man
The proper spankin, she lack -
And grieving for jam
Knock, knock, knock- she reach by me
Bluey, Bluey, ‘mergency
How I reach in this
In this husband and wife business?
Matter for a minister
Or a marriage counselor
Action on the spot - she say
“Super - I feeling hot hot hot hot hot”


If you see meh
Aye aye aye, ah spankin
Oye yo yoi, pank-a-lang a-lang a-lang
Aye aye aye, ah spankin
Oye yo yoi,
Pang a-langa, lang-a langa, lang-a langa, lang-a langa
Lang-a langa, lang-a langa, lang-a langa, lang-a langa
Lang-a langa, lang-a langa, lang-a langa, lang-a langa
Mrs. Pan on de stand
And meh sticks in meh hand

Aye aye aye, ah spankin
Oye yo yoi, pank-a-lang a-lang a-lang
Aye aye aye, ah cranking
Oye yo yoi, Talangka lang
(Aye aye aye) Sweetness
(Oye yo yoi) Sweetness
(Aye aye aye) Sweetness
(Oye yo yoi) Sweetness

Verse 2

The musician, with ambition and vision
Just like the Muff Man
The great man Tony Williams
Memories of Pan Am North Stars
First Panorama winners
Tony ‘PAN-tonize’ -
Calypso with classic and jazz
If here today is history
And tomorrow I’m history
And no if or but, today is a given
Ah feelin’ hot, hot, hot, hot, hot



Verse 3

Year after year,
for two months only we care
For Panorama, to Ash Wednesday
It eh fair
Not even a l’il romance
Not even one carnival dance
It is plain to see
Negligence on the part of he
Not too hard and not too sorf
Spank it til ah had enough
Please spank every note
Ah want to feel it
Down in meh throat


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Austin “Super Blue” Lyons
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Austin “Super Blue” (formerly “Blue Boy”) Lyons, was born in St. Andrew’s, Grenada. He migrated to Trinidad & Tobago at a young age and became famous from his first foray into the calypso tent world in 1980 with Soca Baptist - a song he penned in 1979, and which won him his first Carnival Road March title. Lyons’ premiere into the calypso art form took Trinidad & Tobago by storm. 

In 1981, Lyons repeated his win with Ethel and in 1983 it was Rebecca, the selection which also clenched the National Panorama title for Desperadoes Steel Orchestra.

He would go on to win the annual Carnival Road March title nine times, the last being for Carnival 2013 with Fantastic Friday

The title of Trinidad Soca Monarch (now the International Soca Monarch)  also belonged to “Blue Boy” for a record five times.  By 1991, he was known as “Super Blue.” As his color-referenced moniker suggests, Lyons is famous for wearing blue costumes, and developed a reputation for performing daring antics while on stage for the Trinidad Soca Monarch competitions.

His daughter Fay-Ann Lyons, whose mother is calypsonian Lady Gypsy, is herself a well-known soca musician, composer and performer, and has already herself won three Road March titles.

In 2013, Fantastic Friday by “Super Blue” caught the musical fancy of no less than four out of ten steel orchestras for the annual New York Panorama event. And they all snagged the top four prizes with their respective arrangements and performances, with CASYM Steel Orchestra taking a super Saturday victory lap when they won the Panorama championship that September night playing the song.

Now, Super Blue’s brought back the main track from his 1989 EP (extended play) album of the same name - “Mrs. Pan.” With a partial re-working of the verses, it’s been re-released as Spankin - A Tribute, featured here. Needless to say, its melodic and lyrical content puts it in play for the 2014 Panorama season. 

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