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Goodbye Grafton, Tobago

 

Country Life

Willard Harris (Lord Relator)

 

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Country Life

Lord Relator

 

Town people should take example
And try to live like the country people
Ah say, town people should take example
And try to live like the country people
If you broad minded, friends you wouldn't make fuss
When ah say country people more generous
Just take a trip there, you go see
They living like one whole big family.

But some of my friends they go criticize
When I say country people more civilized
A lot of hospitality, they full of generosity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

I spent some time in the country
And believe me, friends, I was never hungry
Because every ten or fifteen minutes
Somebody coming home with a basket
Some bringing plantain, dasheen and eddoes
Others bringing grapefruit, pears and tomatoes
And if a neighbor gets off a ship
He dropping fish when he passing.

Baslcony view west from 3-room Inn


But some of my friends, they does criticize
When I say country people more civilized
A lot of hospitality, they full of generosity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

If you want to build a house in the country
Just get materials, your house build already
Undoubtedly, you could get free labor
Who ent mason, is carpenter, some is joiner
You going to get a lot of help from the neighbors
Because they going to turn out in their large numbers
Two bottle of rum to make the thing sweet
And woman cooking big pot ah food to eat.

But some of my friends, they does criticize
When I say country people more civilized
A lot of hospitality, they full of generosity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

In the city now where I living
The people does hardly want to say, "Morning"
If you say "Good evening" to a young lady
She feel that you want to push a move on she
But the country girls they are not so
It's a pleasant "Howdy do" or "Hello"
And they may even stand up and chat
Knowing nothing funny going to follow that.

But some of my friends, they does criticize
When I say country people more civilized
A lot of hospitality, they full of generosity
They very loving and kind-hearted
Country people seldom show hatred
No strife, so I must love the country life.

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Hibiscus Heights - Tobago hideaway
Hibiscus Heights - Tobago hideaway
Balcony view north towards Plymouth
Balcony view north towards Plymouth
Baslcony view west from 3-room Inn
Baslcony view west from 3-room Inn
Grafton
photo by: travelman727