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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:23 pm

Music & Songs

Oh Beautiful Guyana

in Music & Songs

Lyrics by Walter Mac LawrenceMusic by Valerie Rodway   O beautiful GuyanaO my lovely native landMore dear to me than all the worldThy sea-washed, sun-kissed strandOr down upon the bordersLooking out upon the deepThe great AtlanticBlown into a fury, or asleep.At morn, at noon – or betterIn the crimson sunset's glowI love thee, Oh I love thee...

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Ships Of Arcady

in Music & Songs

Lyrics by Francis Ledwidge (1891-1917)   Thro' the faintest filigree,o-ver the dim waters go,little ships of Arcady,when the morning moon is low.   I can hear the sailors' songfrom the blue edge of the sea,passing like the lights a-longThro' the dusky filigree   Then where moon and waters meetsail by sail they pass away,With little friendly winds repleteblowing from the breaking day   and when the little ships have flown,Dreaming still of ArcadyI look across the waves, alonein the misty filigree.   Thro' the faintest filigree,O-ver the dim waters go … Little ships of ArcadyWhen the morning moon is low   (Thanks to Pender Wells of Auckland, New Zealand for providing a copy of the lyrics.)...

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Me Cawfee In De Marnin’

in Music & Songs

Music & Lyrics by P.M de Weever   Some people likes de chocklet,Some people likes de tea,Some drinks de suga' watah,And some de lemonade,But I ca'e fo' none o' dose,De only t'ing fo' me,Is me bowl o bilin' cawfee in de marnin'   Chorus: Me cawfee, me cawfee, me cawfee, me cawfeeMe bowl of bilin' cawfee in de marnin'But I ca'e fo' none o' dose, De only t'ing fo' me,Is me bowl o bilin' cawfee in de marnin'   Wid de sunrise I gets up,Ev'ry marnin' dry or wet,So as never to be lated,For de work I has to do, I gen'ally says me prayers,Unless I does fo'get,But I always drinks me cawfee in de marnin'    Sometimes I has it grand,Wid me saltfish an' me fatAn' me yalla plantain boilWid green pepper an' some rice,But wha'me min' does gi'e me fo'Mo'e bettah dan all datIs me cawfee wid a gill bread in de marnin'    I is an ole man now,An' does often punish bad,But I's had me good daysAn' I mus' satisfyI can still hol' togedda,An' still praise de Lawd,If I only gets me cawfee in de marnin'...

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School Song

in Music & Songs

words & music by Olivia Benjamin   As we raise our voices rendingHigh and low in chorus blendingOur song of happy days at schoolDays of law and golden ruleLet us all sing praise to themWhose labour make us better men This our school, our alma materFor us and our children catersMolds our minds, our life, our cultureWhile it brings us joy and laughterPraise to thee in harmonyLet us sing eternally   As we join our hands in tokenMay our friendship ne'er be brokenAs we journey day by dayThrough the years to come we'll sayEver loyal, ever trueFaithfully dear school to...

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