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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
17-Jun-11 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Songs from Trinidad
Subject: RE: ADD: Songs from Trinidad
Lyr. Add: THE STUTTERING PASTOR

Now in our town dere's a Reverend Brown,
De people's father and preacher,
Wherever he went dey were bound to tell,
Dat a stutterer was der preacher.
He had an impediment, dat preacher, wheneved he preach'd,
De congregation rose in laughter.

Reverend Brown was sent out of town,
For another parson acting,
And as a rule dere's a Sund'y school,
Where dey all like prayin' and singin'.
Dere arose a laughter when de stutterin' pastor
Spoke to de folks in dis way.

Refrain:-
Dearr, dearr, dearr, dearr br-br-br-bretheren,
A-join-join-join-join-join in de hymn an' sing
Glo-glo-glo-glo-glory hal-le-hal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-ja !
De congregation try to repeat-a,
But a singin' roarin' a-grinnin' dere teeth,
In de glo-glo-glo-glo-glo-glory hal-le-lu-ja !
Dearr, dearr, dearr, dearr br-br-br-bretheren,
A-join-join-join-join-join in de hymn and sing
Glo-glo-glo-glo-glory ha-le-hal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-lal-lu-lal-
lu-ja !
De congregation try to repeat-a,
But a singin' roarin' a-grinnin' dere teeth,
In de glo-glo-glo-glo-glo-glory hal-le-lu-ja !

Sheet music pp. 30-31, arr. for voices, guitar, drum and bass by Gareth Walters.
Edric Connor, coll., 1958, Songs from Trinidad, Oxford University Press.