buon compleanno, Exuma

Exuma, the Obeah Man

I came down on a lightning bolt,
nine months in my Mama’s belly
When I was born the midwife
screamed and shout
I had fire and brimstone
coming out of my mouth

I’m Exuma, I’m The Obeah Man

Exuma was my name when I lived in the stars
Exuma was a planet that once lit Mars,
I’ve got the voice of many in my throat
The teeth of a frog and the tail of a goat

I’m Exuma, I’m The Obeah Man

When I’ve got my big hat on my head
You know that I can raise the dead
When I got my stick in my hand
You know that I am The Obeah Man
If you got a woman and she ain’t happy
Come see me for camalame
Take that camalame and you make her some tea
and she will love you all the time
And when she got you running
like a train on a track
take some flour and you make some pap
that will give you strength in your back

I’m Exuma, I’m The Obeah Man

I’ve sailed with Charon, day and night
I’ve walked with Hougaman, Hector Hippolite
Obeah, Obeah, Obeah, Obeah’s in me
I drank the water from the firery sea

I’m Exuma, I’m The Obeah Man

Tony McKay was my given name
given on Cat island when my mother felt the pain.
Creatures of the Earth, Space, Sea, and Land,

I’m Exuma, I’m The Obeah Man
I’m Exuma, I’m The Obeah Man

Dambala – Exuma

[…] Oh, Dambala, come Dambala
Oh, Dambala, come Dambala

You slavers will know what it’s like to be a slave
A slave to your hearts, a slave to your head
A slave to your souls, a slave to your graves

You won’t go to Heaven,
You won’t go to Hell,
You’ll remain in your graves,
With the stench and the smell.

Oh, Dambala, come Dambala
Oh, Dambala, come Dambala […]

Mama Loi, Papa Loi

[…] Mama Loi, Papa Loi
I see fire in the dead man’s eye […]

Seance in the Sixth Fret

Hand on quill
Hand on pencil
Hand on pen
Tell me spirit
Tell me when […]

I have not forget you
I want to be with you again
I don’t like being here, it is lonely
I meet all kinds of people, rich and poor, Hell is not good
Tot, tot my darling, I love you, they won’t let me rest
God is not dead Bootleg tot,tot
My dear Samuel, I am only away for awhile
Tell the people to stop waring,
Tell the person to stop shedding blood
Tell people to love
I’m fading.


You don’t know what’s going on

[…] You can change the night into day
You can’t take the milk from the milk way
And you can’t put the light in Ray Charles eye

Come go with me
Come take my hand
I’m going home
Come go with me.

The Vision

Last night I had a vision
I saw fire in the sky
And last night. O I had a vision
I saw men, that once had died

There were seven angels
You know what they said, that my time had come
Yes, those seven angels
You know they said, that the good people had won

The first angel, he looked at me and he said to me
Yes, he said, that he put the fire in the sky

The second angel, he started to cry,
And he said that all the evil men must die

The third angel, said that he bought a plague
That for three months would torment man
And he said that man would pray to die
But that death would be
Just out of the reach of his hand

And the fourth angel, he had a great big urn
And when he poured all the waters of the earth turned to blood
And he said, that man didn’t learn,
man didn’t learn from the great big flood

The fifth and six angel
said they’d come to help man
But man being the fool he is


le foto sono di Tania Franco Klein