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Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)

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Subject: LyrOrigins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 07:08 AM

Dorothy One Morning
(Written and sung by Macbeth the Great- Patrick McDonald)

I went on a spree, (one morning),
I went to see Dorothy, (one morning),
But I met in a collision,
It was me and a policeman, (one morning).

I knock the door without any fear,
I said, "Dorothy darling, are you there?"
But I got myself in a callalloo,
The policeman was knocking the back door too, (one morning).

She got right up, and she turned the lock,
But at the back door was a different knock.
In march in the branch of the law,
And said, "Macbeth, what you come for?" (one morning).

I said, "I just come here to cut my shine."
He said that "You come here for what is mine."
I had to appeal to sweet Dorothy,
She said, "Tonight let us sleep in three." (one morning).

He said, "My boy, don't you contemplate;
For Dorothy is a heavyweight,
And if you are strong you can win this fight,
But I'm going to box like Louis tonight." (one morning).

I went in a dream in the middle of the night,
I feel something was holding me tight,
I got up and I made a way-down caress,
And I found my head on the policeman's chest, (one morning)

There is one thing, friends, I would like to know,
Why Dorothy treat Macbeth so,
She had Pacheco under the bed,
And the Duke of Iron hit him in his head, (one morning)

(?) Listen my friends, listen me right (?)
I wish I had wings that night I could fly,
So me could lie down (?) off side the road (?)
And Dorothy (?) come out to roam. (one morning)

Does anyone want to listen to the Juneberry recording and help me fill in the gaps in the last verse? And also, what is the origin of "Cut my shine?" Why would the Duke of Iron hit Pacheco (violinist in the Gerald Clark orchestra) in the head?


"Dorothy One Morning" by Macbeth


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 09:08 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 09:26 AM

n listening to it again, I realise It may be "And Dorothy holler "Come out to roam." Does anyone have opinions?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 04:58 PM

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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 04 Jun 11 - 12:54 AM

So no-one has an opinion?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 04 Jun 11 - 01:10 AM

EDIT: 'Callalloo" should be "callaloo".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 06 Jun 11 - 01:29 AM

Refresh. Could a moderator please delete some of the excessive posts?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: James Fryer
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 04:28 AM

This song was originally by Lord Beginner, it's on the Calypso Ladies CD collection.

He does an extra verse, between 1 and 2, can't recall the first two lines but it ends "As I peep through the jalousie/I saw the craf was awaiting me." I think "jalousie" is a kind of wooden screen window and "craf" is a woman.

Also "sleep in three" may sound a bit saucy to modern ears but as I understand it this was an innocent arrangement in a poor country with limited bedding facilities.

The CD mentioned above is interesting because the women reappear throughout the songs. E.g. Dorothy has another song (by Executor, a minor single-tone calypso):

I was weak and broken down
All my nerves were dead and gone
Who could do this cruelty to me?
No other than a woman named Dorothy

And she even turns up in much later songs by Sparrow and Kitchener.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 05:50 AM

Did Macbeth write any songs of his own?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: James Fryer
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 03:57 AM

According to the biographical notes on Macbeth in the "Calypso at Midnight" CD, "not much is known" about him but he did not compete in the tents. So I don't think he was a composer.

He had a son who is a fairly well known drummer:

http://www.drummerszone.com/artists/artist.php?artistNR=ced928f1917fd2423dbb943e265c2168&bioLimit=all

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_MacDonald


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 04:45 AM

In one of Macbeth's introductions (to "Man Smart Woman Smarter"- I listened to samples on Amazon.com), he says his first language was Creole.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 08:51 AM

And he could clearly improvise very well- maybe he and the Duke of Iron (Cecil Anderson)observed Lord Invader and/or other calypsonians in the tents In Trinidad performing extempo and picked it up from there?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 03:14 AM

Refresh. Anyone know what "I just come here to cut my shine" means?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Dorothy One Morning (Patrick McDonald)
From: James Fryer
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:05 AM

I took it to mean "engage in sexual activity".


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