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Idaly in Gingerbread House backyard

 

Wave Adieu to Woodbrook, Trinidad

 

Graf Zeppelin

 

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Sing De Chorus #15 Graf Zeppelin ��" Atilla

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Graf Zeppelin

Raymond Quevedo (Atilla the Hun)

One Sunday morning I chanced to hear
A rumbling and a tumbling in the atmosphere
One Sunday morning I chanced to hear
A rumbling and a tumbling in the atmosphere
I ran to stare, people were flocking everywhere
Gesticulating and gazing and pointing in the air
It was the Graf Zeppelin which had

Come to pay a visit to Trinidad.
I look forward to biting a shark


I gazed at the Zeppelin contemplatively
And marvelled at man’s ingenuity
The whirring of the engine was all I heard
As it floated in the air like some giant bird
And in between as the mighty airship gleamed
The pilot and the sailors and the passengers were seen
They were waving little flags they had
Heralding their visit to Trinidad.

I gazed and the knowledge came back to me
How wonderful the work of man could be
To see that huge object in the air
Maintaining perfect equilibrium in the atmosphere
Wonderfully, beautifully, gloriously
Decidedly defying all the laws of gravity
Was the Graf Zeppelin which had
Come to pay a visit to
Trinidad.

As I gazed at the Zeppelin something touched my hand
I turned and saw an old decrepit Indian man
He said to me pointing at the Zeppelin
Massa, can you tell me what is that thing?
Me feel to bawl, for me no understand at all
He have nothing hold him up dey
But still he never fall
He was speaking of the Zeppelin that had
Come to pay a visit to Trinidad.

The visit of the Zeppelin will ever be
Indelibly impressed in my memory
Such a sight I'd never seen before
I gazed at it in consternation and awe
I chanced to hear a big, fat woman said, Me dear
Not for a million dollars I wouldn't go up in the air!
They may talk about modernity
But I think that the ground good enough for me
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Idaly in Gingerbread House backyard
Idaly in Gingerbread House backyard
I look forward to biting a shark
I look forward to biting a shark
Gingerbread - hope to see you again
Gingerbread - hope to see you again
Woodbrook
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