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Thread #25938   Message #3654205
Posted By: GUEST,Claire S
26-Aug-14 - 07:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shame and Scandal (Odetta)
Hey guys!I see that the firt post of this conversation was from the 2000 year, wahou 14 years ago...

So I hear on the originally song that the calypsionian was saying "Shame and SORROW FOR the family" and I saw after some research on internet that the first title was: Fort Holland Calypso (and the name Holland is the name of a plantation owner guy in the movie where the music come from: I Walked With A Zombie, 1943)You'll find the lyrics there:

You also can see that the end of the song is not exactly what you thought:

"The wife fall down and the evil came
And IT burned HER MIND in the fever flame"

(That's in 1962 that lord Melody change the lyrics (it's a very different story) to make the song who is very covered now: "Shame and scandal in the family")

Hope it is clear. bless Trinidad & Tobago!