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1972 – 1973

New Amsterdam

in 1972 - 1973

Although this song was written some three or four years ago, and was dedicate to our home town, New Amsterdam, I doubt whether any of us know it, or any, little.  The majority of us, I am sure, know “Way down Demerara”, “Never Get a Girl Till You Go To McKenzie” and other songs dedicated to other places outside of our own. Why then, must we not take pride in our own?  I therefore appeal to you to get acquainted with this lovely song and to learn it, for it is our song, dedicated to our New Amsterdam, our town, our home.     There's small town, by a river Where a ferry plies all day, Just a small town but l love it, For it's my town N/A.   There are plain folks on the streets there Folks who'd nod and smile "Good Day" Only plain folks but they're great folks, For they're my folks in N/A   There's a white church on the main street Where a tall spire looks down, And an old clock, striking softly "Tick-Tock" Drops a blessing on the town.   City friends may mock and wonder, But for me, it's all o.k.. And that small town, is the greatest For it's my town, N/A.   (from the 1972-73 BHS School...

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Poem – Lovely Guyana

in 1972 - 1973

Guyana, Guyana my country so fairWith beautiful waters so clear.You have so many happy bandsPlaying all around on the lovely sand.   From Mount Roraima's high landsTo Corentyne's low landsThere are some very beautiful treesThat sing to the lofty breeze   Guyana has so many distant shores.Her rivers, lakes and streamsThese are the joyous days of yoreThat there are so many happy dreams.   Omawati Singh –...

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Poem – Guyana

in 1972 - 1973

Guyana dear land of our birth,The fertile source of all dirt,The ousing corporation and agriculture fieldsWill bring us all the great harvest yields.   Guyana, my land I love so dearWith lakes and rivers that have water so clearProduces bauxite, rice, lumber and goldSometimes exported to be sold   By sunshine and flowers all happy go luckyWith it's grandeur of mountains so rockyGuyana so beautiful, so exciting and gayAwaits all opportunities to seize for the day   Nadira Bankay –...

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Poem – At School

in 1972 - 1973

As I get a glimpse of my school,A wide smile spreads on my face,To see my friends and teachers again,To see my school, the educational place.   My friends always like geeing me,I am eager to see them tooWe all like to do our school work,And to co-operate in everything we do.   School, all pupils like school,Where teachers and pupils unite,School I like to attend,And enjoy on every school day,The sweet companionship.   Sandra...

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Poem – An Accident By Car

in 1972 - 1973

On Monday 10th September is a day to rememberOn Monday morning I was going to buy plantains and I was hit down by car.At this same day my brother was writing exam, and he crossed me over the road.They took me to New Amsterdam Hospital.I stayed in hospital for five months.The owner of the car had to pay $300 fine for me.   S. Nandkishore –...

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