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The story about the steelpan bassman from hell. -- Audio version

Bass Man - Mighty Shadow (1974)
Written by Winston Bailey

[verse 1]
I was planning to forget Calypso
And go and plant peas in Tobago
But I am afraid
I can't make the grade
Cause every night I lie down in meh bed
I hearing a bass man in meh head
[chorus]
I don't know how this thing get inside me
But every morning, he driving me crazy
Like he taking meh head for a pan yard
Morning and evening, like this fella gone mad
(pim pom) And if I don't want to sing
(pim pom) When he start to do he ting
I don't want to, but I have to sing
(pim pom) And if I don't want to dance
(pim pom) He does have me in a trance
I don't want to, but I have to prance
to his...
(pom pom pidi pom, pom...)
[verse 2]
One night I said to the bassman
Give me your identification
He said "is me Farell"
Your bass man from hell
You tell me you singing Calypso
And I come up to pull some notes for you
[repeat chorus]
I went and I tell Mr Lee Yeung
I want a brain operation
A man in meh head
I want him to dead
He said it's my imagination
But I know I hearing the bass man
[repeat chorus]

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Comment by Jennifer Ire on November 15, 2012 at 7:54pm

De bassman in mi head. Sweet memories of that year's carnival. Thanks for the memories.

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