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Pan In Church - in the WST Panorama Enclave

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“Pan In Church”

sung by Abena Nevis

composed by Steve “GospelPan” Reid”

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Comment by Albert John Simon on December 3, 2014 at 1:40pm

Very good lyrics. What a breath of fresh air. Excellent arrangement. Keep up the good work Abena.

Comment by Tellison A Forde on December 3, 2014 at 12:20am

If i pass by the Church and this tune is playing,i going in, Pay collection,and play meh self you know Pan is my Religion Ah doh fraid dat yuh know!!!

Comment by Tellison A Forde on December 2, 2014 at 11:41pm

Excelent production,Dr.Mcintosh and the (A) team at work as usual,For some reason sounds like Ray Holman,Tokyo all the way!!! Great vocals!!! 

Comment by Gerard Clarke on December 2, 2014 at 4:31pm

GospelPan, there is a remake of it on a vintage CD by Mystic Prowler,but he only sang two verses. It would really be nice if you at least hear that. It was about the first time pan played in a church (The Port of Spain Cathedral) lovely lyrics.

Words: Many years ago,they used to call it outcast

But eventually, it finally came to pass

Ah talking 'bout the steelpan music of Trinidad,Started with some oildrum down in a backyard,

Ah win ah bet with one Mr. Birch,telling him one day pan will be played in church.

Chorus: Who ever thought that the day would come,

When yuh could go to the church and hear steel pan,

Tell me who ever thought that the day would reach,

When steelpan music will play while the reverand preach?

Now let us all say amen,amen I say for the panmen,

Tell me who ever thought we would see the day,

When steelpan music would play while we kneel and pray

Verse: Well my friends what I want you to know,

Pan could play anything, from classic to calypso,

Imagine if Beethoven was alive today, I wonder what he was going to say

He would have arranged for piano and organ, then come and arrange for the ping pong pan.

Comment by GospelPan on December 1, 2014 at 10:32pm

@Gerald, thanks for that bit of historical information...I am extremely excited by it because the late , great Lord Bryner is one of my favorite Calypsonians, however I didn't know he wrote a 'Pan in Church' song. I believe God gave him that title at that time for the people, and now He has given it to me for this time in history. It's fascinating because Lord Bryner's daughter is my sister-in-law, so at least the title remains in the family. Do you have a copy of the song as we would very much like to hear it...blessings.

Comment by Gerard Clarke on November 30, 2014 at 5:24pm

Pretty good, but the name Pan In Church belongs to Lord Bryner whose calypso with that name was a hit in 1966.

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