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Mighty Bomber - Bomber's Dream

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Published on Jul 24, 2012

The classic tribute to the late Mighty Spoiler by Clifton Ryan, The Mighty Bomber.. Along with Joan and James this was the only time that Bomber won the Calypso King title, fitting considering the lyrics of the tune...

Lyrics are as follows: Typed by yours truly..

I was dreaming and I dream how I bounce up Spoiler, telling him that I am a hard luck fella
I dreaming in mih dream well I bounce up Spoilo, telling him how I hard luck in calypso
I told him, well every year I making good calypso song and everything I do Bomber doing it wrong,
This year I want to be Calypso King, so I tell Spoiler give me a song to sing.

He turn and tell me to sing about Alice in Wonderland,
How she shed so much of tears in a pitch oil pan,
And when the pitch oil tin overflow,
The gyal swim from town to San Fernando,

Oh mih dahlin!
Ah wanna fall , sing it out boys

So we sat down on a tombstone in Mucurapo Cemetary ole-talking about calypso,
I ask him about Pride, Destroyer and Killer, Invader, himself and the late Sir Galba,
But he told me, every night them people flocking up we tent and they bawling oh they bawling they ain't got a cent,
Before the Spoils could finish explain, I beg him for a next calypso again.

He turn and tell me to sing about the dotish Trinbagonian,
Wey they send with de dollar to buy onion,
And when he come back to hear him shout,
The dollar get way from mih hand and ten cents fly out.

Ah wanna fall, sing it out boys.
It was getting kinda late so we start to reason, discussing bout the 1964 season,
I tell him well I done sign up with Samaroo, and if he want he could come there and sing too,
But he told me, it's three years now I sign up with Mr. Death, so much of calypsos I sing I eh get nothing yet,
I find that he's a hell of a man, with the face as hard as a skeleton.

And then he told me,
Sing about the priest who ask Mr. Dole,
Boy what you got to do for you to save your soul,
Easy pickings Mr. Dole scream,
Put on a new pair of shoes and walk on your heel.

Oh mih dahlin,
Ah wanna fall , sing it out boys

So we sat down 'til bout five o'clock in de morning, rain start to fall he said he was leaving,
He send best regards to friends and family, and say tell all mih fans that the Spoils say howdy,
Well between sleep and wake at the break of day, I don't know where he went but he went away,
Its only then Bomber got to know, that I was dreaming about a genius in calypso.

And then he told me,
To sing about the fellas who collect money,
And say they going to build a nice tomb for me,
I used to sing for them like a slave,
They wouldn't even burn a cockset on top mih grave.

And he gone.
Ah wanna fall , sing it out boys.

PS. FOR THE FOREIGNERS
Dotish is local parlance for someone lacking in intelligence,
Signing up with Samaroo refers to performing in Samaroo's tent or show on a regular basis
Cockset is the Trinidadian slang for a type of mosquito repellant coil that you burn

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