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Its carnival season again in Trinidad The whole country in a party mood With steel pan, soca and calypso Beautiful women and all kind of food It has a big show in Skinners Park Tonight in san Fernando And we boys from 2nd street We all getting ready to go When we reach san Fernando The show was already in progress I notice this beautiful Dougla girl Wearing a red and black flowers dress Roger buys some cask wine And two bottle of puncheon rum It have some nice girls in front we Dancing to the beat of steel drums Three cases of Carib in a cooler Riad ask the girls if they want a beer Then he come back and tells us He likes the one with the short hair Tonight is going to be good night All the best will be up on the stage Trinidad people like to free up their self Like a bird escaping from a cage The show opens with the mighty duke Who sing “thunder ‘to start the evening? Follow by lord Blakie, David rudder, black Stalin Then lord Shorty, the original soca king The Merchant, lord melody, crazy and brigo Lord nelson, explainer, chalk dust and maestro Blue boy, gypsy, Francine, calypso rose, shadow, Kitchener and calypso king the mighty sparrow The Trinidad and Tobago carnival Is The greatest show on the earth? Tourist arriving from around the world Coming in airplanes’ and in boats When it comes to writing lyrics No one does it like a calypsonians The most brilliant writers in the world Is from the Caribbean islands Calypso is a style of Afro Caribbean music That originated in Trinidad and Tobago Its highly rhythmic and harmonic vocals, That Became the voice of the people, It has lot foreign singers, song writers Just have a couple of hits and disappear But in the Trinidad the calypsosion Have to make a carnival album every year Soon as the carnival is over They start a new album right away Working hard in the studio To have it out for next carnival day They write about all kind of topic In a very large variety Some about government and politics Some to dance and some very funny To celebrate the end of slavery People went singing out in the streets With pans, buckets and iron And any thing they get to make a beat And the crowd starts growing larger As they dancing and singing their song Celebrating all across the nation That’s how the carnival was born Today it’s the greatest celebration Visit by people all around the world And for carnival day They become a trini in their heart and soul

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