Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Hammer (1986)

Somewhere up in Laventille
Many years ago
Ah man had a hammer used to follow him to and fro
He used to use it to pong a pan
Or sometimes a stupid man
All in de Savannah
Never miss Panorama
One day de ole hammer jus' disappear
Some say that it vanished in de thin air

Ah way de man with de hammer gone?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
Anybody know whey de hammer gone?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
Can you tell me what's goin on?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
I want to know whey de hammer gone

Why you up and leave? (Dread!)
Why you make me grieve? (Dread!)
Hammer tell mih flat (Dread!)
Why you do me dat? (Dread!)
Oh lord
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more

From April of 85 hammer went to sleep
After years of makin' noise, not even a peep
He used to move with de ...
All through dis soca land
Always on de scene
They used control de ...
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more
Who holdin de hammer ah want to know?

Ah way de man with de hammer gone?
(Tell me, tell me where he gone?)
Thunderbolt William what goin' on?
Dis t'ing like a police boots on mih corn
And now ah hear it by YDeLima on pawn
Children search under yuh bed (Dread!)
All on top yuh head (Dread!)
Look behind de door (Dread!)
What yuh waitin for? (Dread!)
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more (no more)
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more

On a silver chariot ridin' to the sun
Leaving fire in its wake, spirits on de run
As we gather round dat day
Ah hear Sista Sheila say
How last night she see ah sign
See de Hammer and it doin' fine
Same time thunder roll, she bawl out "yuh see"
He done start to tune a pan ahready

Ah way de man wit' de hammer gone?
Sister Sheila what goin' on?
Dis hammer gi'ing me ah heavy horn
Dis ting like a police boots on mih corn
Search all through de town (Dread!)
Turn it upside down (Dread!)
Check on top de hill (Dread!)
Under windowsill (Dread!)
Oh Lord
Well de dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more

Ah say he doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail

Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more

He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail
He doh walk de trail

Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Well dragon doh walk de trail no more
Charlo....!

Performed by David Rudder

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